Cyber Threat Intelligence: A Glimpse of Data-empowered Security Management

The cyber-world is a raging battlefield between mal-attackers and enterprise defenders, constantly devising ways to win over another. In this never-ending war, most organizations place limited importance on security analytics and their potential impact on defining updated cybersecurity strategies.

Let’s face it: firms install a multitude of MDR, SIEM, SOAR tools and orchestrate, automate threat management workflows based on predefined rules. In reality, organizations need to employ advanced security analytics and cyber threat intelligence to truly protect resources against the most catastrophic cyber threats.

32% of financial institution CISOs said they conduct threat hunts on a monthly basis

96% of threat actors use spear-phishing to gather intelligence

Cyber Threat Intelligence: Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures

Gartner defines threat intelligence as evidence-based knowledge (e.g., context, mechanisms, indicators, implications, and action-oriented advice) about existing or emerging menaces or hazards to assets. Simply put, threat intelligence solutions monitor, collate and analyze all dataflows to generate rich insights on threat behaviors, attack methodologies, and actionable tasks. Based on functionalities, there are four types of threat intelligence: strategic intelligence, tactical intelligence, technical intelligence, and operational intelligence.

Cloud4C, the world’s largest application-focused managed cloud service provider and a leading cybersecurity solutions and services company delivers advanced cyber threat intelligence offerings for on-prem, remote, cloud, and multi-cloud IT landscapes. Regardless of ecosystem complexities, the Cloud4C threat intelligence services and the solutions combine with deployed SIEM, SOAR, EDR, Firewall, WAF, and Hosting solutions to automate data feeds analysis from multiple sources and in-depth risk insights generation. The latter comprises threat behavioural patterns, motives, targets, attack Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures (TTPs), and rich predictions for preventive maintenance. With Cloud4C cyber threat intelligence solutions and expert security professionals, make informed security decisions with actionable intelligence to charter smarter, more advanced, and proactive organizational security strategies from advanced cyber threats.

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Advantages of Deploying Cyber Threat Intelligence

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In-depth data collation and security analysis from multiple assets and organizational IT landscapes

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Automated Threat Research and Analysis with last-mile data extraction and protection

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Updated threat management frameworks and intelligent tools from multiple sources to generate indicators of compromise.

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Advanced threat segregation based on customer industry and verticals for highly focused threat analysis and insights generation

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Improves threat hunting and data forensics capabilities with contextual, actionable risk indicators

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Rigorous assessments by security experts periodically

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Seamless integration with major enterprise security solutions such as TIP, EDR, SIEM, SOAR, etc

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Exposes threat patterns, behaviors, and attack tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTPS). This helps in the better understanding of attackers’ motives and decisions.

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Rich predictive analytics to enable preventive maintenance and self-healing of IT assets

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Empowers security engineers, CIOs, CISOs, CTOs to make informed strategic decisions on organizational IT heclass="lazy" alth and security

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World-class security professionals delivering continued support from cyber threats and cyber attacks on data.

Exploring the Cyber Threat Intelligence Cycle

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01 STEP

Requirements Assessment

Exploring the current threat situations, past attacks and attacker details, threat behaviors, and parameters-objectives to deploy a better defense

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02 STEP

Data Collection

Integrate threat intelligence solutions with data feeds, workflows, assets, cloud platforms, applications, foreign third-party platforms. Engage in deep data collection across the entire IT landscape for in-depth risk analysis

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03 STEP

Processing

Stringent processing of collected raw data. Segregation, grouping of raw data in editable, knowable formats or decrypting files and information sources for proper analysis

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Analysis

In-depth analysis by threat intelligence team from collected and processed data to recognize risk gaps and loopholes. Threat Intelligence solutions help decipher critical, hidden mal-codes or compromised data flows.

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05 STEP

Dissemination

The threat intelligence team and the utilized solution translates analyzed data into digestible, presentable formats to enable intuitive insights in terms of threat behaviors, patterns, attacker motives, and attack techniques and methodologies

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06 STEP

Feedback

Compile detailed analysis and insights into interactive reports to suggest actionable strategies and advancements to current cybersecurity standards

Cloud4C Advanced Cyber Threat Intelligence Solutions and Services: End-to-end Offerings for the Threat Intelligence Cycle

Telemetry and data collection from enterprise applications, databases, platforms, infra, servers, cloud platforms, etc. Conduct advanced, automated threat hunting, research, and investigation to generate key insights on threat patterns, behaviours, attacker motives, and attack techniques and methodologies. With assistance from expert cyber threat intelligence services and teams, group analyzed information into actionable insights to charter a smarter, intelligent cybersecurity strategy.

Check and analyze organizational communication networks such as email environments to ensure emails don’t end up in spam folders. With threat intelligence, enhance IP reputation with security filters, secure IP addresses, automated workflows, and additional activities such as file reputation management, APT IP and file hash, Command and Control IPs, etc.

Check and analyze domain environments and web assets of the organization. Look for proper security certificates, IP addresses, web compliances, and critical activities to ensure fully secure web sessions for visitors. Websites with low domain reputations end up with less traffic and returns.

Administer your phishing feeds, malware feeds and segregate them basis industry niches, clients, and verticals with threat intelligence. Upon analyzing dataflows across all workloads and assets, update phishing attack and malware attack feeds to generate proper response actions.

Assess IDs, user controls, workloads, accounts and access rules, user behaviors to detect critical vulnerabilities and malicious loopholes. Analyze collected information to predict future vulnerabilities and IT health breakdowns. Threat intelligence provides analyzed data into actionable insights for advanced vulnerability management. Direct security operations for emerging threats.

Integrate threat intelligence services and solutions with the deployed Security Incident and Event Information (SIEM) and Security Orchestration and Automation Response (SOAR) platforms. Ensure deep threat hunting, research, and investigation capabilities from multiple sources including third-party platforms. Upon detection of lurking threats, initiate immediate responses with the SOAR platform enabling fail-proof remediation across all connected IT landscapes. Analyze source dataflows and threat data across the entire cycle to realize attacker behaviours, malicious motives, and attack techniques. Threat intelligence provides predictive analytics for bolstered security and preventive maintenance.

Integrate Cyber threat intelligence services and solutions with cloud platforms and workloads including native smart security tools such as Azure Sentinel, AWS Security Hub, AWS IAM, etc. Gain universal security over all workloads, workflows, and task flows across multiple IT environments, service models, and heterogeneous landscapes running on the cloud. Integrate stringent workload centric security solutions, embed cloud-native security tools and applications, and preserve asset integrity with system integrity monitoring. Threat intelligence provides deep-level analysis on threat data across the cloud landscape including incident response, indicators of compromise, and high-fidelity protection from cyber attacks in the cloud threat landscape.

Shield network, web, and hosting firewalls beyond signature rules and pathways. Connect threat intelligence with firewalls workflows and data to generate critical insights on threats bordering organizational perimeters. Ensure stronger perimeter security with updated firewalls across all resources.

Connect threat intelligence with deployed Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR) platforms. Combine next-gen antivirus capabilities with additional intelligent tools to deliver real-time anomaly detection and alerting, forensic analysis, and endpoint remediation capabilities. Record every file execution and modification, registry change, network connection, and binary execution across your endpoints.

<ul class="accordion"> <li class="accordion-item is-active"> <h3 class="accordion-thumb text-capitalize">Threat Research and Analysis</h3> <div class="accordion-panel"> <p>Telemetry and data collection from enterprise applications, databases, platforms, infra, servers, cloud platforms, etc. Conduct advanced, automated threat hunting, research, and investigation to generate key insights on threat patterns, behaviours, attacker motives, and attack techniques and methodologies. With assistance from expert cyber threat intelligence services and teams, group analyzed information into actionable insights to charter a smarter, intelligent cybersecurity strategy.</p> </div> </li> <li class="accordion-item"> <h3 class="accordion-thumb text-capitalize">IP Reputation Management</h3> <div class="accordion-panel"> <p>Check and analyze organizational communication networks such as email environments to ensure emails don’t end up in spam folders. With threat intelligence, enhance IP reputation with security filters, secure IP addresses, automated workflows, and additional activities such as file reputation management, APT IP and file hash, Command and Control IPs, etc.</p> </div> </li> <li class="accordion-item"> <h3 class="accordion-thumb text-capitalize">Domain Reputation Management</h3> <div class="accordion-panel"> <p>Check and analyze domain environments and web assets of the organization. Look for proper security certificates, IP addresses, web compliances, and critical activities to ensure fully secure web sessions for visitors. Websites with low domain reputations end up with less traffic and returns.</p> </div> </li> <li class="accordion-item"> <h3 class="accordion-thumb text-capitalize">Feeds Analysis</h3> <div class="accordion-panel"> <p>Administer your phishing feeds, malware feeds and segregate them basis industry niches, clients, and verticals with threat intelligence. Upon analyzing dataflows across all workloads and assets, update phishing attack and malware attack feeds to generate proper response actions.</p> </div> </li> <li class="accordion-item"> <h3 class="accordion-thumb text-capitalize">Vulnerability Analysis</h3> <div class="accordion-panel"> <p>Assess IDs, user controls, workloads, accounts and access rules, user behaviors to detect critical vulnerabilities and malicious loopholes. Analyze collected information to predict future vulnerabilities and IT health breakdowns. Threat intelligence provides analyzed data into actionable insights for advanced vulnerability management. Direct security operations for emerging threats.</p> </div> </li> <li class="accordion-item"> <h3 class="accordion-thumb text-capitalize">SIEM - SOAR Integration</h3> <div class="accordion-panel"> <p>Integrate threat intelligence services and solutions with the deployed Security Incident and Event Information (SIEM) and Security Orchestration and Automation Response (SOAR) platforms. Ensure deep threat hunting, research, and investigation capabilities from multiple sources including third-party platforms. Upon detection of lurking threats, initiate immediate responses with the SOAR platform enabling fail-proof remediation across all connected IT landscapes. Analyze source dataflows and threat data across the entire cycle to realize attacker behaviours, malicious motives, and attack techniques. Threat intelligence provides predictive analytics for bolstered security and preventive maintenance.</p> </div> </li> <li class="accordion-item"> <h3 class="accordion-thumb text-capitalize">Cloud Workload Protection Platform (CWPP) Integration</h3> <div class="accordion-panel"> <p>Integrate Cyber threat intelligence services and solutions with cloud platforms and workloads including native smart security tools such as Azure Sentinel, AWS Security Hub, AWS IAM, etc. Gain universal security over all workloads, workflows, and task flows across multiple IT environments, service models, and heterogeneous landscapes running on the cloud. Integrate stringent workload centric security solutions, embed cloud-native security tools and applications, and preserve asset integrity with system integrity monitoring. Threat intelligence provides deep-level analysis on threat data across the cloud landscape including incident response, indicators of compromise, and high-fidelity protection from cyber attacks in the cloud threat landscape.</p> </div> </li> <li class="accordion-item"> <h3 class="accordion-thumb text-capitalize">Firewalls Rules Management</h3> <div class="accordion-panel"> <p>Shield network, web, and hosting firewalls beyond signature rules and pathways. Connect threat intelligence with firewalls workflows and data to generate critical insights on threats bordering organizational perimeters. Ensure stronger perimeter security with updated firewalls across all resources.</p> </div> </li> <li class="accordion-item"> <h3 class="accordion-thumb text-capitalize">EDR Integration</h3> <div class="accordion-panel"> <p>Connect threat intelligence with deployed Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR) platforms. Combine next-gen antivirus capabilities with additional intelligent tools to deliver real-time anomaly detection and alerting, forensic analysis, and endpoint remediation capabilities. Record every file execution and modification, registry change, network connection, and binary execution across your endpoints.</p> </div> </li> </ul>

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Microsoft Azure Sentinel: Cloud-native Intelligent SIEM-SOAR Solution for end-to-end Threat Management

Azure Sentinel embellishes the crown of Microsoft’s advanced cloud security solutions in addition to Windows Defender, Microsoft Cloud App Security, and more. Microsoft Azure Sentinel is a cloud-native, intelligent Security Information Event Management (SIEM) and Security Orchestration Automation Response (SOAR) solution for end-to-end IT security administration.

The platform extends a universal security monitoring, threat/alert detection and proactive remediation, and intelligent security analytics solution applicable to all IT assets and resources: computing assets, devices, servers, databases, datacenters, platforms, architectures, applications, networks, Edge-IoT environments, and more.

Integrating with a full stack of security solutions, Azure Sentinel seamlessly connects to other security tools such as Windows Defender, Azure Cloud Apps Security, Azure Monitor, Log Analytics and Logic Apps, Azure AD, MITRE Frameworks for powerful threat hunting, automation tools, third-party enterprise applications, and more.

Features of Azure Sentinel

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Data Collection

Seamless collection of data from IT devices and resources including users, applications, infra, networks both on-premises and multiple other cloud platforms connected to Azure. Integrate Azure-native and non-Microsoft security solutions with ease to establish a greater IT security ecosystem powered by Sentinel.

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Universal Visibility and Analytics

Extend real-time, cutting-edge security visibility and analytics over the entire IT landscape. Correlate alerts into incidents to kickstart automated actions, adopt Machine Learning-based Anomaly Detection, map network and user behavior information, and make informed cybersecurity management decisions.

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Advanced Threat Investigation and Threat Hunting

Gain interactive, intuitive, and deep threat investigation capabilities across all IT resources and multiple clouds, edge, IoT environments. Prepare custom alert rules, detect risk alerts and threats previously missed, go into advanced threat hunting mode with the Artificial Intelligence capabilities of Azure Sentinel. Utilize Azure Sentinel’s powerful hunting search and query tools backed on the MITRE framework to proactively look for threats within the organization’s IT landscape.

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Threat Remediation with Security Automation and Orchestration

Built-in intelligent security automation and orchestration capabilities of Azure Sentinel digitizes common threat management functions across the organization. Integrate Sentinel with Logic Apps, Logic Analytics, Azure Functions, 200+ connectors for other Azure services, and adopted enterprise tools such as Jira, Zendesk, Slack, Microsoft Teams, etc unleash end-to-end automated security management.

Cloud4C Azure Sentinel Managed Services

Azure Sentinel Deployment
Azure Sentinel Management

Azure Sentinel Deployment

Perform a full investigation of the client’s IT landscape, process, and dataflows, including customizations and alerts

Gather client requirements and provide upfront cost savings of embracing Sentinel

Use Case development to optimize client’s visibility into the cloud environment

Review log types and devices, both on-premises and in Cloud, and identify the right data sources necessary to support use cases and to move to the cloud

Assist with the log onboarding activities

Creating and Configuring Sentinel and onboarding of log data using both native and custom Sentinel connectors

Setting up dashboards and alerts

Development of Threat Hunting templates and alerting scenarios

Creation of playbooks that execute automatically when an alert is triggered

Knowledge transfer, detection and response training, and creation of documents for customers’ use.

Azure Sentinel Management

Continuous Fine-tuning of complete ATT&CK based rules specific to Infrastructure and compliance policies

Perform Incident management with detailed Root cause analysis and Mitigation.

Provide weekly and monthly walkthroughs on Security posture and developments with actionable intelligence to improvise security posture.

Dedicated Technical account manager from SOC with a complete understanding of client infrastructure. Incident Auto remediation in minutes without human intervention saves overall manpower cost and reduces incident response SLA.

Detailed forensics offered an on-demand Team of cyber Threat intelligence experts performing threat hunting.

Threat modeling-based recommendations with a complete understanding of infra. Custom data collection even for the applications which cannot forward logs. Developing custom parsers even for unstructured logs.

Continuous discovery of vulnerabilities and misconfigurations in tandem with real-time business processes and functionalities

Detection and Response (EDR) alerts to expose overall breach insights. Correlation of vulnerabilities with Endpoint assets

Identify the Machine-level vulnerabilities during in-depth incident investigations

Prioritize remediation based on the business context & the ever-evolving threat landscape. Built-in remediation processes through a unique integration with Microsoft Intune and Microsoft

Self Healing Operations Platform (SHOP): Automated Intelligent Operations, Predictive and Preventive Healing on Cloud

Cloud4C SHOP is a low code AI-powered platform that seamlessly integrates different tools and solutions necessary to deliver managed cloud services to enterprises. The intelligent platform brings dozens of diverse operational platforms, applications together including auto-remediation and self-healing onto a single system. This enables the entire infrastructure and applications landscape to be auto-managed through a single pane of glass while providing customers with a holistic view of their IT environments. Guaranteeing concept to delivery in six months, the platform improves engineers’ efficiency while also allowing engineers with less experience, to handle more complex tasks.

SHOP transforms cloud management operations for your enterprise beyond comprehension. Integrate existing platforms including third-party systems and seamlessly connect with your cloud architecture through powerful APIs. Automate workflow management, IT infra administration, security management, and project delivery on the cloud with ease from initiation to end customer reporting. With SHOP by Cloud4C, prevent outages, predict risks and avoid threats before they occur, automate risk responses (Self Healing), modernize cloud operations and asset administration, and improve overall engineering efficiency up to 50%. Avail a universal view and control on your cloud platform and connected IT architecture.

SHOP makes Cloud4C the World’s largest Application-focused Managed Services provider

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Intelligent, Automated Operations Management

Integrate your cloud architecture with all your existing applications, tools, systems including third-party systems under one intelligent platform. Gain unparalleled control and security over your workflows, automate IT operations to optimize infra costs, and boost organizational productivity.

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Predictive & Preventive

By using clustering and regression models, SHOP can predict any anomalies that might lead to outages in a system, making sure they are quickly declass="lazy" alt with even before they occur (Self Healing).

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Collective Knowledge

SHOP is also a full-stack infrastructure and Business Activity Monitoring solution that enables a 360-degree view of all the data relevant to flagging early warnings and issues that might occur.

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Situational Awareness

SHOP collects all contextual data at the time of the anomaly to present relevant root cause scenarios enabling coherent and complete responses. Avail critical service disruption report analysis and elimination of recurring issues across OS, database, applications, platforms, etc. Proactive monitoring and preventive maintenance, service improvement across all areas from Infra to the Application layer.

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Remedial & Autonomous

Our home-grown ML engine ensures the best possible remedial action suitable to the problem and the system.

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The Difference: Why Avail Cloud4C’s Cyber Threat Intelligence and Managed Security Offerings?

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Trusted, World’s largest Application-focused Managed Cloud Services Provider and one of the leading managed cloud security companies

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Comprehensive expertise in advanced cyber threat intelligence solutions and services deployment

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Threat Intelligence powered by Industry-leading platforms such as Microsoft, OSINT, STIX&TAXI, MISP, etc. and Cloud4C Threat experts

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End-to-end, advanced managed cloud security services: AWS, Azure, GCP, Oracle Cloud

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Serving 4000+ enterprises including 60+ Fortune 500 organizations in 25+ countries across Americas, Europe, Middle East, and APAC for 12+ years

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40+ Security Controls, 20+ Centres of Excellence, 2000+ global cloud experts

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Pre-met compliance needs for local, national, and global compliance requirements including IRAP, GDPR, HIPAA, SAMA, CSA, GXP, and ISO Certifications

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3200 UTMs, 13000 HBSS managed, 800000 EPS

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7 Security frameworks utilizing the MITRE ATT&CK, CIS Critical Security Controls, and more

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Dedicated Cybersecurity Consulting, Cybersecurity Assessment, and Audit Reporting offerings

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Advanced Cloud4C Cybersecurity Incident and Response (CSIRT) team for periodic assessments and security analysis

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Seamless integration of threat intelligence solutions with existing security systems, platforms, and solutions such as MDR, SIEM, SOAR, EDR, TIP, Cloud-native tools, etc

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Proprietary intelligent cybersecurity solutions including Self-Healing Operations Platform

Cyber Threat Intelligence Solutions and Services - FAQs

  • What is threat intelligence in cybersecurity?

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    Threat Intelligence encompasses tools, solutions, processes, and people monitoring and collecting threat data from multiple IT ecosystems, cloud landscapes, and deployed security platforms such as SIEM, SOAR, MDR, etc. Once collected, the data is deeply analyzed to generate actionable insights on attack behaviors, motives, patterns, and Tactics-Techniques-Procedures (TTPs)

  • What is cyber threat intelligence and how is it used?

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    Cyber threat intelligence involves the deployment of advanced intelligent solutions and services that monitor logs and telemetry from multiple sources, analyze data feeds for malicious content, and generate rich actionable insights on threat tactics, techniques, and procedures. At first, the organizational requirements are assessed and past threat history analyzed. Then the platform is connected to multiple assets and data sources to gather contextual information for deep analysis. The threat data is processed next to segregate threats data into knowable, editable formats. Now the deep-level analysis is done and the same is presented in a digestible, actionable format. The feedback is completed to initiate action protocols.

  • What are the types of threat intelligence?

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    There are four types of threat intelligence: Strategic Intelligence, Tactical Intelligence, Technical Intelligence, Operational Intelligence. Strategic intelligence explains threats for non-technical audiences, Tactical intelligence highlights deep threat situations for technical audiences, Technical intelligence explores specific threat techniques, operational intelligence describes hacker motives, information, and procedures.

  • What are threat intelligence tools?

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    Some common threat intelligence tools are: Log monitoring to collect telemetry and logs information from multiple IT and cloud sources, Compliance audit and reporting solutions to discover and act on regulatory loopholes, analysis of security or threat incidents, and seamless integration to generate auto-responses for threats. Security professionals monitor the same 24/7.

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