From technical specialists to team leaders and business architects, security experts today must cover many areas. These individuals need to monitor, research and analyze threats as they occur, protecting enterprise networks while helping them scale operationally as they achieve higher business goals. But most of all, security leaders need to be brilliant forecasters, constantly predicting shifts in a market that is growing in both complexity and vulnerability.
Unfortunately, as digital services become critical to business growth, ecosystems offer cybercriminals new opportunities to thrive. Cybercrime has grown in both volume and sophistication. The latest cyber-attack vectors target not only large enterprises, but also third-party services and smaller, less-protected suppliers. In fact, business growth and the complexity it brings are now two of security’s biggest challenges. Global expansion makes today’s business environments less centralized and more reliant on external actors, from SaaS providers to cloud platforms and IoT devices, as well as a myriad of other useful, yet vulnerable, bits of infrastructure.
The first step in fighting an enemy is understanding it. It’s also the most important step, as way too many companies prefer to invest in damage control rather than prevention. Threat intelligence is like having an additional team of analysts, constantly