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SANS 2020 Cyber Threat Intelligence (CTI) Survey Results

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The Maturation of Cyber Threat Intelligence (CTI)

This year’s survey had a record number of respondents (1006) and the highest ever reporting of Cyber Threat Intelligence (CTI) programs within organizations. 2020 showed 80% of respondents reporting that they produce or consume CTI, an increase of 10% compared to last year.

As the field reaches maturity, understanding and improving the effectiveness of CTI programs will become more critical. This paper focuses on why finding the right people and tools for a CTI program is crucial, the intelligence cycle process, as well as the value and inhibitors of CTI.

Key takeaways from this year’s survey:

  • Collaboration is key
  • Not all processes require the same level of automation
  • The necessary data and tools change as CTI teams evolve
  • Requirements are taking hold and are a staple of mature teams
  • A community of consumers and producers contribute to CTI

Read this year’s report to learn more about how to keep your CTI program moving forward.