Threat intelligence is the data an organization collects and analyzes in order to understand how a cyber threat may, has, or will attack their organization. This information enables organizations to gain valuable knowledge about these threats; allowing them to make more informed cyber security decisions. This data also allows organizations to build more effective defense mechanisms and mitigate risks that could possibly damage both their reputation and their bottom line. When it comes to cyber protection, threat intelligence allows organizations to both reactively and proactively improve security posture and reduce the risk of attack.
The Importance of Threat Intelligence
We are living in the age of data; nearly everything we own is connected to the internet. Practically everything we do—from banking to grocery shopping—is done online. The internet has become such a daily part of our lives, that cyber criminals have found many ways to take advantage of our constant connectivity. From phishing to hacking and everything in between, we need threat intelligence to keep the cyber criminals and their acts at bay.
In this 3-part blog series, we’ll look deeper into Threat Intelligence and cover:
- Common indicators of compromise
- Types of Threat Intelligence—Tactical, operational/technical, strategic
- Best practices to improve your security posture and reduce the risk of attack
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