Organizations no longer rely on traditional cybersecurity threat intelligence to secure information in today’s highly dynamic and ever-changing threat landscape. Modern attackers are sophisticated, well-funded, and well-organized.
Digitization is at the center of practically every sector nowadays. It has changed the world’s economic and cultural institutions, but it has also increased the risk of cyber attacks.
Security leaders need to take a more proactive approach to their cybersecurity. Therefore, an automatic, contextual, and trustworthy explanation of cyberattacks is the immediate goal post for security experts which is accomplished by contextual threat intelligence.
Change is the only constant in cybersecurity and threats, so you need to prepare yourself and your organization before it gets too late.
Contextual Threat Intelligence enables organizations to take preemptive actions to avoid or mitigate cyber attacks. It is based on facts concerning a current or developing threat or hazard to assets, including context, consequences, indication, and actionable recommendations. This intelligence can be used to make informed decisions regarding the response to a cyber attack.
Threat Intelligence feeds offer vital context and information to the organization that allows them to spot Indications Of Compromise (IOCs) in their infrastructure proactively. When there are IoT/OT devices linked to a network that is being monitored, this improves the quality of threat detection tremendously.
Threat Intelligence feeds supply useful information about adversaries, including strategies, approaches, and processes. It assists in handling a variety of attack vectors that may occur in different contexts, including new malware variants, infected traffic from botnets, vulnerability-based threats, and phishing, to mention a few.
When it comes to making quick and informed decisions, data without context is meaningless. This is because context helps you grasp the complete picture of the threats and what they entail for your surroundings.
Organizations use threat intelligence to get a better understanding of threat actors and vectors, modify their security plans, and prevent attacks before they occur.
This is why, according to some research, the worldwide threat intelligence market is estimated to reach USD 20.28 billion by 2028, growing at an 8.1% CAGR (Compound Annual Growth Rate).
According to research, security analysts spend 25% of their time chasing false positives and just a few security warnings are real. It is more difficult for security teams to keep up with the threat landscape due to a lack of experienced cybersecurity workers and the availability of too much data. This widens the gap between what has to be handled and what can be addressed, allowing more significant dangers to go undetected.
Contextualized threat information combined with security analytics helps in putting up new security measures to appropriately defend digital assets.
Security teams can measure the risk level of an alert or vulnerability within various business and technical assets using a mix of external threat data and internal IT risk assessments.
The security team can use context to construct a spectacle of security dangers concerning their organization’s security risks. When new threats develop, this enables everyone throughout the organization to clearly understand where the largest risks are, depending on the digital assets at risk and their involvement in daily business operations.
Contextual Threat Intelligence assists in evaluating the risk level of the threats and giving a business-critical value to each asset, allowing them to generate a picture that will help them decide where to focus strategic efforts.
Every security team can benefit from threat intelligence, including:
The value of cyber threat intelligence is derived from its capacity to be consumed by all teams within a security program and the majority of security solutions.
Contextualized Threat Intelligence is already becoming important since, without it, security professionals will have to rely on a manual and time-consuming investigation to take the next steps.
Cyber Threat Intelligence functions can either provide intelligence for others to use, consume intelligence created by others for defensive purposes or do both. The skill sets of threat intelligence analysts and the techniques they use will differ depending on how they use CTI. The number of people who create or consume intelligence increased by 7% this year.
Cyber Threat Intelligence (CTI) is contextually enhanced information related to threat actors and vulnerabilities presented to enhance consumers make better decisions and improve their security posture. This enhanced information is the outcome of planning, gathering, analyzing, and information that leads to increased situational awareness and countermeasure integration. Threat intelligence goes beyond the CVE score to assist you to discover the vulnerabilities that represent a danger to your organization by combining internal vulnerability scanning data, external data, and extra information regarding threat actors’ TTPs.
Rewterz is offering a market-leading Contextual Threat Intelligence solution to deliver in-depth visibility into cyber threats that are targeting your organization. This solution assists in identifying threats and provides early warnings, allowing them to respond effectively and avoid successful attacks.