By leveraging threat data from your own network, (i.e. In fact, more can be a nightmare. Normalizes feed data (remove duplicates, enables user-set rules, etc.). from their existing security systems. Discouraged, many organizations drift away from threat intelligence, and set their sights elsewhere. Also, retaining malware used, relevant packet capture, and netflow can be invaluable sources of intelligence. With that out of the way, let’s take a deeper look at the most popular starting point for organizations interested in developing a threat intelligence capability. Take a scan through any resource or blog related to threat intelligence (including ours) and you’ll see references to threat intelligence platforms, sources, providers, feeds … the list goes on. By continuing to use this site, you are giving us your consent to do this. Investigating all these incidents can quickly overwhelm your security team, It is an underlying and critical function of any threat-intelligence analysis effort. Once you understand the difference between a source, a feed, a platform, and a provider, the whole field will make a lot more sense. their attacks. However, because SIEMs were Having a threat intelligence-led security program gives your organization a fighting chance to defeat these ever-changing threats. Automating Threat Data United Kingdom, ©2012- 2020 ThreatConnect, Inc. All Rights Reserved, Privacy Policy | Sitemap | Terms of Service. How Threat Ellen Wilson. Sounds good, doesn’t it? The number and sophistication of cyber security Also, maintaining historic knowledge of past incident responses is helpful in leveraging more mature threat awareness based on internal sources including: retaining accessible data on the systems affected during an incident; the vulnerabilities exploited; the related indicators and malware; and, if known, the attribution and motivation of adversaries. TTPs eliminates the need for security analysts to do the previous research to But if you aren’t yet familiar with the way a powerful threat intelligence facility operates, these terms can be difficult to wrap your head around. malicious and usually take up a lot of time to investigate. But if you are only reacting, you are playing a never-ending game of catch-up. Following Gartner’s definition of threat intelligence, using this knowledge helps you and your team make informed decisions on how to respond and react to a particular threat. Better is better. Indicators of compromise (IOC) can number in the millions and the process of Context is king. Information and Event Management (SIEM) system. Instead of thinking about threat intelligence, think about threat context. mitigation. ", Threat Intelligence Processes are a Journey; Not a Destination, How to Choose the Right Threat IntelligencePlatform for You, INFOGRAPHIC: Building a Threat IntelligenceProgram - Growing the Program, WHITE PAPER: Maturing a Threat Intelligence Program, WHITE PAPER: SIEM + Threat Intelligence: Quickly Identify the Threats That Matter to You.

When properly contextualized, threat intelligence becomes invaluable to security operations.

iterative process. This data is then analyzed and filtered to produce threat intelligence feeds and management reports that contain information that can be used by automated security control solutions. A threat intelligence platform (TIP) is a solution that Quite simply, more isn’t better. Private or commercial sources of threat intelligence can include threat intelligence feeds, structured data reports (such as STIX), unstructured reports (such as PDF and Word documents), emails from sharing groups, etc. Vitally, unlike many solutions, Recorded Future doesn’t rely on a database of intelligence, as this dramatically hinders the speed with which important alerts can be pushed to human analysts.

analysis, response, remediation, and feedback. After all, they are (in some cases) freely available, and can be quickly setup to monitor any number of open source feeds. examining alerts from various security solutions, typically a Security Cybercriminals today are working overtime to target organizations Find out more about our Privacy Policy and Cookie Policy. Simply put, threat intelligence is the knowledge of a threat’s capabilities, infrastructure, motives, goals, and resources. Alerts with context provided by threat intelligence are useful in determining the severity and validity of alerts.

while your organization may have gathered large amounts of data from internal It’s news, yes, but it’s not relevant news. Threat intelligence is not monitoring for compromised credit cards or credentials, but the results of that monitoring can serve as another input for threat intelligence. A threat intelligence feed is a collection of intelligence from a variety of sources, usually of the same type. Threat intelligence platforms are a popular choice in the industry. Leadership Explore the world’s most advanced security intelligence platform. and more. The Recorded Future Team. Using powerful AI — including machine learning and predictive analytics — this broad range of inputs is automatically processed, contextualized, and converted into an easily digestible format.

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In that piece, we explained that threat intelligence platforms don’t actually provide intelligence, they provide a mixture of threat data and threat information. which is likely already stretched thin due to the cybersecurity talent Adversaries can often be organized criminal or state-sponsored groups — known as Advanced Persistent Threats (APTs) — all of which have the tools, training, and resources to disrupt or breach most conventional network defense systems. So, how do we get better intelligence? Whether your focus is threat intelligence, security operations, incident response or security management, ThreatConnect was designed for teams of all sizes and maturity levels.

leveraging threat intelligence, which is actionable information about platforms are designed to automatically manage threat intelligence for faster insights Knowing the who, what, where, how, and when of an adversary’s actions is the only way to decrease their chances of success. This is where context comes in. This is the basic use case for leveraging threat intelligence. that goes into the security lifecycle, such as planning, monitoring, detection, Regardless of your approach to threat intelligence, you’ll always have at least one source, and probably more. The ThreatConnect Platform was specifically designed to help you understand adversaries, automate workflows, and mitigate threats faster using threat intelligence. Deploy detection for indicators of compromise (IOC) as alerts in SIEMs, as signatures on IDS/IPS, or host-based signatures on configurable endpoint protection products. Unfortunately, the term threat intelligence has been misused to such an extent that it no longer holds this distinction. After all, “more is better,” right? Each day, you’ll receive up-to-the-minute results for technical indicators such as the most targeted industries, threat actors, and exploited vulnerabilities. The ability to integrate with existing SIEM solutions is particularly appealing, as it enables organizations to combine a very large quantity of potentially valuable intelligence into a single, convenient location. advantageous. Let’s imagine, for a moment, that you implement a standard threat intelligence platform, and set it up to “listen” to a dozen or so open source threat feeds. To give you the easiest possible experience, this site uses cookies. log files, alerts, and incident response reports) you can recognize and stop threats. We offer flexibility to our customers with a full set of deployment and purchasing options. Leaving aside the most basic (typically free) offerings, most platforms offer a set of benefits that looks something like this: For an organization looking to “get started” with threat intelligence, threat intelligence platforms seem like the obvious starting point. Your analyst spends a few days attempting to investigate every single alert, quickly realizes it isn’t possible, and stops responding to alerts altogether.

You need a holistic view of the threat landscape and a proactive posture to protect your business from the multitude of threats you face every day.