Adversary-centric cyber Threat Intelligence has become an increasingly important aspect of cybersecurity. The urgency of the Threat Intelligence solutions use was reflected in the recent updates to the information security standard of the International Organization for Standardization, ISO 27002. The latest amendments including Threat Intelligence controls highlight the TI solutions growing importance for supporting corporate security teams in proactive hunting for upcoming threats.
If used properly, Threat Intelligence can help significantly in operational and strategic cybersecurity decision-making. In our latest blog
in a series "Under the hood. Group-IB Threat Intelligence & Attribution" we took a deep dive into different aspects of monitoring breached databases and explained how companies can better protect themselves using this data. This time we'll focus on the importance of tailored threat intelligence.
Tailored Threat Intelligence is the key to making an organization's threat intelligence program effective. There are many services on the market that are ready to overload you with different types of threat intelligence, but in fact the more you see, the less you can do with it because it just deluges your focus from important things. Frost & Sullivan emphasize the importance of this in their latest Frost Radar: Global Cyber Threat Intelligence Market
report, stating that "While threat intelligence feeds are highly valuable, they can be deemed utterly useless if they are not curated, contextualized, and operationalized".
At Group-IB, we apply an advanced approach to provide tailored threat intelligence that is unique to each client. In the Frost Radar report, Frost & Sullivan evaluated that "Group-IB is one of the few vendors in the market that conducts intelligence collection in line with customers' requirements.". We achieve this high level of accuracy thanks to our four phase approach:
- Consulting during onboarding client
- Creation of custom Threat Hunting rules
- Managing a tailored threat landscape
- Writing tailored reports and research