Cybersecurity

Cyber threat intelligence

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How do you find the criminals before they commit the cybercrime?

In the present cybersecurity landscape, it is not possible to prevent all attacks or breaches. Traditional cybersecurity defenses are becoming ineffective and organizations are struggling to cope.

Organizations must counter the attackers with increasingly sophisticated measures, but most are only able to react to the attacks they can detect, and are increasingly confused about how they can make the significant improvements needed.

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Cyber threat intelligence (CTI) is an advanced process that enables an organization to continually gather valuable insights based on the analysis of contextual and situational risks and can be tailored to the organization’s specific threat landscape, its industry and markets.

By constantly quantifying and qualifying threats in cyberspace, CTI can help decision makers and security teams get ahead of cybercrime by providing timely, accurate, actionable and relevant intelligence via a dynamic cycle of planning, collecting, processing, analyzing, vetting, and dissemination processes.

A robust CTI program can shed light on a multitude of strategic business concerns and risks, while providing highly technical actions, countermeasures, and metrics to the cybersecurity program at large. It can potentially provide answers to questions like:

  • What are the most significant threats facing our organization today?
  • What assets are (potentially) being targeted, and by whom?
  • How can our organization protect against these cyber threats now?
  • How can our organization use intelligence to augment and improve our security and business operations?

By building a CTI program, organizations are able to simultaneously mature existing cybersecurity processes and develop overarching insights into their specific threat landscape.

However, many businesses are overwhelmed by the volume of data and variety of offerings, and are confused about how to understand and use CTI efficiently. We can help.

Throughout the development and maturation of a CTI program, EY:

  • Supports clients in maturing their processes to be able to ingest increasingly more robust threat intelligence
  • Helps create the in-house capability to translate technical/tactical intelligence into strategic insights for business decision-makers
  • Helps prevent clients from drowning in data and produces relevant intelligence
  • Provides a personalized look at our client’s threat landscape and identifies what must be matured to take further action
  • Pinpoints key internal/external information-sharing opportunities
  • Assists with technology selection and solutions architecture

Threats change over time, as do risks. We believe that CTI processes can help organizations get ahead of those threats, mitigate the risks, and ultimately, ensure the success of the organization.

For more details about CTI and how it can help to ensure business continuity and, ultimately, the success of your organization, download the full report.