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REALISING THE TRUE VALUE OF THREAT INTELLIGENCE WITH RECORDED FUTURE
Threat intelligence provides valuable information to organisations about potential threats to their network and helps to identify vulnerabilities that may be exploited by attackers . Emad Faraj , Senior Sales Director – META , Recorded Future , discusses the importance of threat intelligence and how it provides valuable information about potential threats as well as how it is key to building a secure network .
wWhat is threat intelligence and why is it fundamental to an organisation ’ s security strategy ?
Threat intelligence is the collection and processing of data across the entirety of the Internet , contextualised for allowing organisations to identify , monitor and take action on cyber and physical threats . It is fundamental to an organisation ’ s security strategy because without it , organisations lack visibility into their own attack surface as well as the threat landscape and relevant risks to the business .
How does threat intelligence help to prevent data breaches ?
Threat intelligence helps to prevent breaches by giving organisations visibility . The visibility it provides offers organisations an understanding of what they look like to attackers from the outside , their overall digital attack surface and the parts of that attack surface that may be vulnerable for attackers to exploit and gain access to . On top of that , intelligence gives a view of the threat landscape so organisations can understand what threat actors or groups have the intent and capability to actually target them and the most common or likely methods they use to carry out attacks . With visibility of the attack surface and threat landscape , organisations are able to proactively defend against breaches .
How do you help your customers to realise the value of threat intelligence ?
The value of threat intelligence is really based on how and why organisations are using it in the first place . We often talk about the ‘ intelligence journey ’ where we understand how the organisation could use intelligence from the most tactical to the most strategic applications . If a customer wants to use intelligence in the SOC for something like alert enrichment and triage , we will help them be more effective . Or , for the strategic side , if they need to present the top threats to the business to the C-suite or board , intelligence can inform the reports . So , no matter how the intelligence is being used and where the team is on their intelligence journey , we ensure they receive value for the intelligence requirements they have set out .
What is the best approach to building a secure network
Emad Faraj , Senior Sales Director – META , Recorded Future and how does threat intelligence play a part ?
Threat intelligence is an essential component of building a secure network . Threat intelligence provides valuable information about potential threats to an organisation ’ s network and helps to identify vulnerabilities that may be exploited by attackers . By analysing and understanding this intelligence , organisations can take proactive measures to secure their networks and also understand any security control gaps they might have . Threat intelligence can also provide the additional benefits for building a secure network including early detection of threats , improved incident response , better vulnerability management and enhanced overall security awareness . www . intelligentciso . com