Evaluate Risk with Cyber Threat Intelligence

Posted on Jan 16, 2019

Cyber threat intelligence (CTI) is a collection of data about current and potential attacks that could threaten an organization’s systems. It comes from many sources, such as government or open source feeds. However, receiving streams of cyber threat intelligence isn’t enough to secure an organization. To make the most of your CTI, you have to be able to identify the intelligence that’s relevant to your organization, so you can effectively evaluate risk. Relevant intelligence is used by security analysts to determine the actual risk to your organization and develop theories of attack, which allows engineers to develop sensors for weak points and vulnerabilities that need protection and controls to stop attacks in progress.

One essential risk many enterprise-level organizations face is the security of essential partners and vendors. If a partner, vendor, or other entity within the supply chain is affected by a cyberattack, the cost to the enterprise on the whole could be devastating: interrupted business continuity, theft of intellectual property or sensitive data, and great harm to a company’s public and private reputation, as well as shareholder value.

These organizations need a suite of cybersecurity tools that are seamless when it comes to turbocharging the rest of the security stack using threat intelligence. With NC4, a company can customize their own Cyber Defense Network and bring their partners, vendors, and subsidiaries into it with them. So, even when a smaller vendor doesn’t have the resources for a robust cybersecurity team or program, by being a part of the enterprise’s Cyber Defense Network, they benefit from the work of everyone else, and stay secure, helping ensure business continuity for the enterprise. When analysts from other companies within the network share intelligence and work together, this adds context to pieces of threat data, and everyone benefits.

NC4 Mission Center™ unifies these cyber security teams by helping analysts to connect the dots between pieces of intelligence, and to make suggestions about potentially related threats. It also keeps threaded discussions easily accessible, so analysts can go back to a previous discussion if necessary. The more analysts know about the motivations behind these threats, the more effectively they can act. The structured data within Mission Center can then, with one click, be pushed into the Soltra Edge repository.

NC4's Soltra Edge® enables cyber threat intelligence to be shared and automated within your organization and the outside world. When analysts further develop theories of attack using Soltra Edge, the business benefits from identifying these security gaps, and the company can take action before anything become a problem. Working with theories of attack help your team focus on relevant risk—not just every threat that might come in from their various sources. From Soltra Edge, this intelligence can be pushed into firewalls, SIEMS, etc. for immediate action.

Every organization needs to find and execute the right protections for their systems and to understand how to best implement these protections. NC4 helps government agencies, Fortune 500, Global 2000, and ISAC and ISAO member communities successfully address global cyber security and threat management. NC4's Cyber Risk solutions enable cyber defense capabilities on a wide-scale. Contact us today, and let’s discuss which NC4 solutions will enhance security and protect your organization best.

 

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