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Cybersecurity is the need of the hour for every organisation considering that cyberthreats are constant wreckage found on the pathway. So how to deal with the constant threats and safeguard assets? Threat Intelligence is one such powerful tool used by the organizations to keep themselves protected from continuous and sophisticated attacks. For the uninitiated – Threat intelligence refers to the practice of collecting, analyzing and sharing information about potential or actual security threats to an organization’s systems, networks and data.
This information can include data about the tactics, techniques and procedures (TTPs) of attackers, malware indicators and vulnerabilities that may be exploited by cybercriminals.
So, what is the goal of having threat intelligence when there are many other cybersecurity options?
The goal of threat intelligence is to provide actionable information to security teams, enabling them to better understand the nature and severity of threats and respond proactively to protect their organization’s assets. By staying abreast of emerging threats and understanding the methods used by attackers, organizations can develop more effective security strategies and defenses, and ultimately reduce the risk of a successful cyberattack.
Here are some reasons why organizations need threat intelligence:
- Identify potential threats: Threat intelligence helps organizations identify potential threats and vulnerabilities that could be exploited by cybercriminals.
- Stay up-to-date: The cybersecurity landscape is constantly evolving, and threat intelligence helps organizations stay up-to-date with the latest threats and attack vectors.
- Early warning: Threat intelligence can provide early warning of potential attacks, giving organizations time to prepare and take necessary actions.
- Mitigate risk: By understanding the types of threats they face, organizations can take steps to mitigate risk and protect their assets, networks, and systems.
- Incident response: Threat intelligence can be used to improve incident response by providing relevant information to incident response teams, allowing them to quickly identify and respond to threats.
What is Eventus’ offering in Threat Intelligence Service?
Some might argue that threat intelligence poses several challenges including data overload, lack of standardization, human expertise, time sensitivity, cost and privacy concerns. Eventus, a leading global Managed Security Services provider, has launched a comprehensive Threat Intelligence Service which combines advanced technology with human expertise to mitigate these challenges.
“Eventus Threat Intelligence Service provides unparalleled insights into adversary’s behaviour, motives and attack tactics. Eventus Threat team monitors multiple threat intel sources then curates the threat intel, validates and attaches confidence values and creates behaviour-based mapping using MITRE and MBC techniques. The Threat team provides real-time feeds to the SOCaaS team where the IOCs are scanned through automated playbooks and behavioural rules added on Data Lake for retrospective and real-time detection. Thus, providing customers with proactive detection and protection,” says Manish Chaste, Co-Founder & CTO at Eventus.
Threat Intelligence feeds include sources like, open-source data feeds, commercial threat intelligence providers, government agencies, and industry groups. The data is typically analyzed using machine learning and other advanced analytical techniques to identify patterns and trends and to predict the likelihood and impact of future attacks. Threat intelligence is an essential component of any organization’s cybersecurity strategy, helping them to protect their assets and stay ahead of potential threats.
(The author is Manish Chasta, Co-Founder and CTO, Eventus, and the views expressed in this article are his own)