Most organisations are too passive in their approach to security. The response to most breaches is passive defence. Battles can be won this way, but not the War.
To stay ahead of the game, businesses need an effective digital/threat intelligence strategy. An approach that enables proactive threat hunting, pre-emptive control mitigation based on intelligence and process, visibility over an entire estate and the tools, people, and process to solve problems when they are discovered.
We talk to customers often who pay for threat intelligence feeds only to realise that knowing a problem exists doesn’t mean the problem will be solved. Having the right teams and people in place are a lot harder than it sounds.
Building a digital threat intelligence capability is about much more than collating technical information on the systems used to launch attacks.
• You need to gather evidence-based information on potential attackers, the tools they use, their motivation and the vulnerabilities they exploit, and how understand how this interacts with your business.
• Intelligence means improving your understanding and visibility of the risk context your business is in; getting to know your threat landscape better. Creating the perfect blend of people, process and technology for your business.
• By sharing data, you can improve your own security and cut intelligence-gathering costs. All of this should be seen not only in the context of present but also future threat.
•Sharing intelligence product throughout your business, in a way that everyone can understand.
Basically, you need to be one step ahead of the criminals.