When it comes to choosing software platforms for your organization, it's important to choose wisely. Not all cyber-security suites are created equally. Consider all that is riding on the sanctity of your network security. Hackers need only to be successful once in order to gain access to and exploit your web domain, internal network, and the files therein.
Cyber threat intelligence is more than virus alerts. Some threats are immediate, as with a ransomware scam which encrypts your files until a ransom is paid. An attack is not usually immediately detectable. In fact, the average security breach goes undetected for over 200 days on average and in some extreme cases, years. Some of the most damaging security events occur without use of malware, anyway. Should the threat be industrial espionage, you may never fully realize how you've lost ground. That is unless you know where to look.
Threat intelligence feeds rely on anti-malware, firewalls, and other “plug and play” platforms but they do not compromise the whole entirety of network security today. Quality threat intelligence feeds deliver the aggregate of multiple sources which only present a true portrayal of threats and vulnerabilities when examined all together.
A lot of research has generated a school of thought that uses evidence-based reasoning to pinpoint behaviors and patterns indicative of malicious or negligent behaviors. These are generally termed indicators of compromise.
Here are some must-haves we recommend for picking the most appropriate configuration for your website, internal network, cloud space, etc.
Even if you don't consider yourself a prime target for a DDoS attack or data breach, you still have to take responsibility for your role in the fight against hacking and internal data leaks. Plus, it's better for public relations and risk management pros to push for ways to prevent liabilities such as stakeholder data breaches or stepping-stone hacks. Take at least much time to compare threat intelligence feeds as you would spend shopping for design or productivity suites.