A Strategic Approach to Identifying and Mitigating Cyber Threats
While “cyber threat intelligence” may sound like just another buzzword it represents a powerful weapon in the battle against cyber threats. Cyber Threat Intelligence (CTI) is not just data; it is data that’s been meticulously refined, interpreted, and enriched through various strategic processes. In this article, our cyber security expert Harry Lewis answers in depth the question: what is cyber threat intelligence. He also reveals why a customised approach can better protect your organisation, and help you make the most of limited resources.
In today’s digital landscape, strategic threat intelligence serves as a powerful ally, helping organisations to transform their security posture from reactive to proactive, enabling them to stay one step ahead of cyber attacks, and emerging & potential threats. Gartner predicts that by 2026, organisations prioritising their security investments based on a Cyber Threat Exposure Management programme will suffer two-thirds fewer breaches*.
Cyber threat intelligence stands as a stark departure from the traditional approach, often tied to conventional antivirus solutions. In the past, you had to wait for a cyber attack to strike within an environment or on a global scale before springing into action—whether that meant updating signatures or bolstering defence mechanisms.
However, CTI revolutionises this approach by offering a proactive stance. It provides an ongoing, comprehensive view of the potential cyber threats targeting specific markets and the global landscape. Furthermore, it unveils the “who” and “why” behind cyber groups interested in your particular organisation.