How to Use Cyber Threat Intelligence to Improve Your Cyber Security

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Cyber Threat Intelligence: What is it?

Many of us are familiar with Cyber Threats and Intelligence concepts, but how these concepts are related is a topic that needs to be discussed. Let us start with the reason that led to the introduction of Cyber Threat Intelligence. Cyber Threat Intelligence has been introduced in the world of cybersecurity because of its capability to foresee future attacks before it reaches the targeted networks. This helps the organizations to guard the networks by accelerating the decision-making process, itemizing the responses, and also provides better protection to the organization itself. In short, Cyber Threat Intelligence is the solution to prevent cyber threats or attacks faced by any network or organization. 

Different Types of Cyber Threat Intelligence

Cyber Threat Intelligence can be characterized into 4 different types. 

  • Strategic Threat Intelligence – This is the most difficult form of Threat Intelligence to create and usually it is in the form of reports. Strategic threat intelligence comes up with an outline of the threat landscape of the organization. Strategic threat intelligence provides statistics such as defensive actions, threat actors, their targets, and the intensity of potential attacks while considering the loopholes and risks in the threat landscape of the organization. It demands the collection and analysis of human data that urges a thorough understanding of cybersecurity and the accuracy of the global geopolitical situation. 
  • Tactical Threat intelligence – Tactical intelligence is the easiest Threat Intelligence to create, and it is mostly automatic. The tactical threat includes more explicit details about TTP (Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures), intelligence threat actors, and is primarily intended for the security team to understand the attacking group. Intelligence provides them the idea of how to devise defensive strategies to alleviate those attacks. The report covers every vulnerability and risk possessed by the security systems that could be taken advantage of by the attackers and ways to recognize such attacks. The findings can help in strengthening the existing security controls/protection mechanisms and eliminate…