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Threat Intelligence: what it is and why it is needed for your company

Threat Intelligence

In the digital era we live in, cybersecurity has become an absolute priority for businesses of all sizes and industries.

With the increasing number of ever-changing and sophisticated cyber threats, adopting a proactive strategy to protect IT infrastructure is essential. In this context, Threat Intelligence plays a crucial role.

In the following article, we will explore what Threat Intelligence is, the role of Threat Intelligence Feeds, when and why it is necessary for businesses, and the benefits derived from its implementation.

What is Threat Intelligence?

Threat Intelligence involves the collection of data and information that enables businesses to identify, understand, and predict cyber threats.

This information comes from a wide range of sources, including data feeds, forensic analysis, monitoring of hacker activities, and more. Threat Intelligence is processed and analyzed to identify patterns, trends, and potential cybersecurity threats.

This allows for a more detailed view of the threat landscape, such as through in-depth analysis of past and emerging threats affecting a specific sector, geographic area, or even a single company, thus enhancing the performance of functions such as vulnerability management, threat hunting, incident response, and more.

The role of Threat Intelligence Feeds

Threat Intelligence Feeds are constant streams of threat information from various reliable sources.

These feeds provide up-to-date data on cyber threats, such as emerging malware, software vulnerabilities, hacking activities, and more. Security analysts use these feeds to monitor the threat environment and take timely preventive measures.

Threat Intelligence Feeds can be divided into two main categories: public feeds and private feeds.

Public feeds are available for free or for a fee and are primarily used to monitor widespread threats.

Private feeds, on the other hand, are more targeted and provide specific information on threats that may directly affect a company.

When and why Threat Intelligence is necessary for businesses

Threat Intelligence is essential for businesses as it allows them to detect and mitigate cyber threats proactively. Here are some situations where it is particularly necessary:

1. Early threat detection

Threat Intelligence enables businesses to identify threats before they become a real problem. This is crucial for preventing financial and reputational damage.

2. Adapting to evolving threats

Cyber threats are constantly evolving. Threat Intelligence helps businesses stay up-to-date with the latest threat trends and adapt defense activities as the type of attack changes 

3. Enhancing security strategies

With a deep understanding of threats, businesses can develop more effective security strategies and plan preventive actions.

The Threat Intelligence Service by CyberTrust 365

CyberTrust 365’s managed Threat Intelligence Service offers comprehensive, timely, accurate, and action-oriented insights for the entire threat prevention, detection, investigation, response, and strategic threat reporting cycle, all customizable for your organization.

A dedicated team of experts gathers information from Intelligence Feeds and translates them into Indicators of Compromise (IoCs), such as anomalous activities, malicious domains, and IP addresses from various sources.

In-depth feed analysis allows us to provide a complete view of your company’s IT infrastructure security status through detailed reports to manage threats, from the simplest to the most complex.

The Threat Intelligence service is also integrated into the Security Operation Center (SOC) As a Service.

The benefits of Threat Intelligence

Using Threat Intelligence offers a range of benefits, including:

1. Proactive response capability

Thanks to Threat Intelligence, businesses can react quickly to emerging threats, minimizing downtime and damage.

2. Cost reduction 

Preventing threats is often less expensive than dealing with them once they occur. Threat Intelligence helps save on IT infrastructure restoration costs.

3. Enhancement of reputation 

A solid cybersecurity strategy is essential for a company’s reputation. By using Threat Intelligence, businesses can demonstrate to customers and partners that they take data protection seriously.

Threat Intelligence is a valuable resource for any company wishing to protect its IT infrastructure from increasingly complex cyber threats.

Making cybersecurity a priority and investing in Threat Intelligence is a fundamental step toward effective defense against evolving digital threats.

There is no time to waste: protect your business with Threat Intelligence today.

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