What is Cyber Threat Intelligence (CTI)?
First of all, it’s not a product or a standard. It’s a methodology, an approach – so it’s a pretty abstract concept.
Threat intelligence is information and analysis about potential or existing cybersecurity threats that could pose risks to an organization's network, systems, or data. The concept involves collecting, analyzing, and interpreting data from various sources to gain insights into threat actors' tactics, techniques, and procedures.
Threat intelligence can be derived from both internal and external sources:
- Internal sources may include security logs, network traffic data, system event logs, and incident reports from within an organization.
- External sources include security vendors, data feeds, government agencies, industry-specific information-sharing communities, open-source intelligence, dark web monitoring, and specialized threat intelligence providers.
Threat intelligence aims to enhance an organization's ability to prevent, detect, and respond to cyber threats effectively. Organizations can proactively strengthen their security posture, identify vulnerabilities, and develop appropriate defense strategies by understanding the latest attack vectors, emerging threats, and actor behaviors.
Threat intelligence is often used for:
- informing an organization's security operations;
- vulnerability management;
- incident response.
It helps security teams to:
- stay updated with the evolving threat landscape;
- prioritize security measures;
- tailor their defenses to address specific risks.
Our threat intelligence data feeds provide an external source of threats for your organization: https://threat-intelligence.alldatafeeds.com. After signing up, you can download IoCs and further use them within your organization’s security systems or even configure deny lists for the potentially malicious IoCs in your infrastructure. The main use case scenario, though, is to flag activities that are marked as potentially malicious.
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