June 15, 2016
Joe Franscella

What Data Cyber Threat Intelligence Companies Protect

<p>In order to take a proactive role in your company’s digital assets, it is important to understand what those assets are. We use cyber threat intelligence companies to safeguard us from online threats. We trust our networks to software applications which are designed to protect the network from intrusion. What exactly does that mean? There are many points of access by which threat actors can penetrate network defense, provided you have any. Once the local network, email server, or mobile device has been compromised, any element of the network is vulnerable to surveillance or unauthorized commands.</p><p>Your <a href="https://www.anomali.com/blog/the-truth-about-the-dangers-of-malware">malware detection software</a> and threat intelligence apps must work together to detect suspicious traffic and react rapidly to successful breaches. Once compromised, infected computers lose function and become weapons to be used against you. Malware-infected terminals are slow and insecure. They can let in other malware or hold your files hostage for ransom. Assailants can surf your internal network and copy files and other documents or use key logging software to capture passwords. Cameras and microphones can be monitored and recorded without your knowledge.</p><p>Your cyber security platform must safeguard your website and email traffic. Your email server is vulnerable to viruses which enter via malicious bulk mail and reproduce indiscriminately. Prevent malware from performing social intelligence using keywords and contacts gleaned from your email by employing quality malware protection and prioritizing email security a company-wide initiative.</p><p>If you are personally targeted, your email may also be the point of attack. Protect sensitive company information and keep the confidence of your publics, clients, and stakeholders. You must have the same regard for personal info as you would a credit card number.</p><p>Now a multi-billion dollar marketplace, the world’s <a href="http://www.fastcompany.com/3054025/fast-feed/youll-never-guess-what-the-first-thing-ever-sold-on-the-internet-was" target="_blank">first secure online transaction</a> was less than $20. Not soon after the advent of e-commerce, criminals discovered ways to line their pockets. Online shopping depends on consumers feeling confident that their online transactions are secure from being intercepted. The best cyber threat intelligence companies must continually lead the charge against hackers and saboteurs. State-of-the-art purchasing technology shows e-commerce customers or stakeholders trust you with data such as job applications or virtual healthcare patients you care for.</p><p><strong>Identity thieves generally perform three kinds of fraud:</strong></p><ol><li>Gaining access to a current financial account. This accounts for <a href="http://www.bjs.gov/index.cfm?ty=pbdetail&iid=5408" target="_blank">86% of identity crime</a>.</li><li>Creating a new account with your information and withdrawing cash or making purchases.</li><li>Other fraudulent reasons for shielding their identity from responsibility.</li></ol><p>The time that you have invested in building your company’s reputation cannot be recouped. Even if you don’t store credit card numbers or have valuable, unique content on your servers, don’t discount your own potential to be victimized. Data analysis is a powerful tool and criminals believe databanks are worth stealing. Too many businesses didn’t realize they held data worth stealing until it had been compromised. Some things that cyber threat intelligence companies protect are intangibles. It is hard to put a price on the value of innovation or original ideas. Don’t learn the hard way what value your network holds to intruders and criminals.</p><p>Cyber threat intelligence companies produce very sophisticated and easy to use products, but the users are also an important component of the system. Once you have taken stock of the network assets you possess, prioritize their ongoing protection. Continue your commitment to using the best tools available by choosing products from reputable threat intelligence companies. Make an ongoing effort by keeping compliant with software updates and adhering to smart employee cyber security policies.</p><p>it is incredibly important to make sure you are properly observing and tracking efforts so that you can respond correctly. 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