As digital technologies continue to become central to every industry, they foster greater connectivity, automation and potential for advancement. But, they also increase the threat of cyber-attacks, forcing security experts to adapt.
This is where threat intelligence comes in. It enables security solutions vendors to upgrade their portfolio to better mitigate or prevent cyber-attacks with timely threat data— the bad actors, their capabilities, motivations, intentions, and what indicators to look for to help you make well-informed decisions regarding your customers’ security.
Recent years have seen a shift toward data-driven decision-making. Threat intelligence-fueled tools help organizations collect and analyze massive amounts of data to provide valuable insights about risks and how to mitigate them. We’ll take a look at what threat intelligence is, some best practices and some practical use cases for businesses looking to bolster their products and services.
What is tactical threat intelligence?
Threat vectors are ever expanding, placing a great burden on security teams handling the risks of both human error and technical malfunctions.
Further complicating matters, security team members at many small to mid-size businesses are relatively inexperienced. For example, recent studies show that 57% of developers have less than five years of working experience in their field.