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Thursday, 04 Sep , 2014

Cyber Threat Intelligence: Pretty, But Potentially Pointless – For Information Security Buzz

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Published by Information Security Buzz: Dynamic Cyber Threat Intelligence – Pretty, But Potentially Pointless. Srinivas Kumar, CTO of TaaSERA: “Active intelligence will help drive innovation in IT services, improving early warning and remediation of coordinated and targeted attacks. But it will take equally coordinated efforts to actually integrate threat intelligence into the fabric of today’s risk management […]

Published by Information Security Buzz: Dynamic Cyber Threat Intelligence – Pretty, But Potentially Pointless.
RealTimeAttackMapSrinivas Kumar, CTO of TaaSERA:

“Active intelligence will help drive innovation in IT services, improving early warning and remediation of coordinated and targeted attacks. But it will take equally coordinated efforts to actually integrate threat intelligence into the fabric of today’s risk management and security ops practices

I don’t think that goes far enough to highlight the real pitfalls of buying into solutions too fast.  Threat intelligence is just interesting news if not efficiently put together with local vulnerability and impact info.  The quality of threat intelligence also varies widely, both in terms of useful interpretation of raw data and in terms of completeness (hence moves by many vendors to co-operate and consolidate feeds).
Pretty pictures and persuasive sales pitches, but are you in a position to take advantage of the advertised value-add? Threat intelligence is an oxymoron without the context of YOUR exposure…
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