Businesses are becoming increasingly concerned about cyberattacks. With the growing number of data breaches making the news, it’s not surprising. However, many business leaders are not sure where to start with protecting their organizations. Before you can protect your business and its digital assets, you have to have basic understanding of some core terms when it comes to cybersecurity.
Let’s look into one of the key aspects of cyber security – threat intelligence. Keep reading for more information on what threat intelligence is and why it’s important for your business.
Threat intelligence can identify and analyze cyber threats aimed at your business. The keyword is “analyze.” Threat intelligence is about sifting through piles of data. It's examining it contextually to spot real problems, and deploying solutions specific to the problem found.
The definition of threat intelligence is often simplified or confused with other cybersecurity terms. Most commonly, people confuse “threat data” with “threat intelligence.” Threat data is a list of possible threats. Think of it like your Facebook feed, it’s a running list of possible problems. That’s threat data.
Your Facebook posts don’t mean anything until you read them and combine that knowledge with previous posts from friends, right?
That’s threat intelligence. It's when IT specialists or sophisticated tools read threats and analyze them. Then apply historical knowledge to know if a threat is real, and if it is, what to do about it.
Threat intelligence is a crucial piece of any cybersecurity ecosystem. A cyberthreat intelligence program, sometimes called CTI, can:
Many businesses already rely on CTI, which is great news. Research shows just 5.9 % of businesses don’t have a CTI; however, a lot of businesses feel their system is a bit lacking. However 40.5% of businesses say their CTI program is “maturing.”
To succeed, a business has to rely on a cybersecurity company that has all of the necessary tools to help – not just some.
Managing threats requires a 360-degree view of your assets. You need a program that monitors activity, spots problems and provides the kind of data you need to make informed decisions to protect your company.
Here’s what to look for in a CTI program:
Threat intelligence is quickly becoming a must-have for businesses of every size. To protect your company, reach out to a company that can help you uncover issues and provide countermeasures to any threat.
Request a demo access to the Kaspersky Lab Threat Intelligence portal and start exploring all the benefits it can provide to your organization.