July 8, 2016
Joe Franscella

4 Reasons Cybersecurity Threat Intelligence Will Save Your Company

<p>The word is making its way around the business advice circuit that cyber security is very important. The fact is beginning to become undeniable is that cyber security crises are more than nuisances. Cyber-security events such as targeted or untargeted malware outbreaks, DDoS campaigns, or even espionage are disasters which cause <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/shivvy-jervis/cyber-attacks-business_b_5083906.html">60% of victims to go under</a> within six months. A targeted breach of your network can result in your files being corrupted, copied, or altogether destroyed. A forensic examination of your traffic logs can tell experts a lot. The value of info collected via cybersecurity threat intelligence falls into four general categories.</p><ol><li><strong>Know your foes -</strong> The future of your company relies on accurate, realistic knowledge about enemies. Cybersecurity threat intelligence is the process of collecting and studying clues about the malicious forces working against you. Looking at traffic with an analytical mindset reveals threats and vulnerabilities particular to you. Gathering information about suspicious behavior can teach us a lot. Experts cull patterns and profiles from studying trends in huge batches of traffic data. When you look at hacking attempts made to our own assets, it’s personal. Whether criminals are attempting to gain access via malware sent over email or attempt to hack an employee login, understanding what could potentially happen informs your next move.</li><li><strong>Understand your vulnerabilities -</strong> Cybersecurity threat intelligence can shed light on how hackers may attempt to breach your defenses. Analysis of hacking attempts can reveal means of exploitation that you hadn’t thought of.</li><li><strong>Protect your unique or sensitive content-</strong> Scientific, medical, and <a href="https://www.anomali.com/blog/chinese-hackers-pilfer-us-military-crown-jewels">military discoveries get hacked</a> by foreign powers on an epic level. Diligent monitoring of exploratory pre-hacking behavior is your best bet to protect your unique developments, original work, etc. Some information, once released, cannot be fully recovered. Naturally, any damaging documents or email correspondence should be well protected. There is now an initiative by the DOJ to <a href="https://www.anomali.com/blog/the-impact-of-global-threat-assessment">collaborate on cybersecurity threat intelligence</a>.</li><li><strong>Safeguard your reputation –</strong> Stakeholders’ trust is your most valuable asset. Even if you don’t have anything considered secret, there is still exploitable data on your network. When customers, patients, employees, etc. volunteer their personal and financial information, they extend a great deal of trust to you. There is an implied or expected reassurance of privacy and security. Companies can even be <a href="https://www.wired.com/2015/08/court-says-ftc-can-slap-companies-getting-hacked/" target="_blank">fined by the Federal Trade Commission</a> for being derelict in their implied duty to take preventative measures.</li></ol><p>Knowledge is power, and to protect the future of your company, you must understand the threats facing it. News stories of sudden financial crises, embarrassing personal info breaches and other devastating scandals are not boogeymen or urban legends but very serious and prevalent events. Threat intelligence provides information about who is lurking out there and what they’re after. Adopting a take-charge attitude about protecting yourself from every angle contributes to your longevity and bottom line.</p><p>Do you know how to diagnose what is going on inside the enterprise? Do you monitor for indicators? 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