With limited talent available to cyber security teams, optimizing time spent on the threats that matter is of paramount importance. But simply sifting through threats doesn’t truly optimize time. Time is optimized when the team is working on exceptions offered by automated responses.
Industry-based threat intelligence feeds have advanced significantly over the past eighteen months. There are now key sources available in myriad sectors to put cyber security experts on the same page. But for industry information, one source doesn’t mean full spectrum insight. CISOs must continue to push for new and different customized industry data.
While industry threat intelligence is better than ever, even multi-source industry TI isn’t customized for your particular organization. While many providers showcase customized insight, cyber security leaders have cast doubt on the veracity of those claims.
Once located, customized enterprise insight puts an organization within global corporate enterprise leadership for threat intelligence. But the information is simply a tool. Having the talent on staff to realize insights from basic data is key to avoiding impactful breaches all while justifying ROI.
Justified threat intelligence ROI puts an enterprise in ‘best of breed’ territory. But without advancing the intelligence throughout the organization so as to ensure cogent decision making by leadership- you TI is really just threat information or threat insight. Showcasing insights in a format in which decisions can be made is when TI truly becomes threat intelligence.