Threat Intelligence with Indicators of Compromise
Ecuron provides Cyber Threat Intelligence as a Service that provides operational insight by looking outside the organization and issues alerts on evolving threats to your organization. The type of Threat Intelligence is information that describes threats and guides you in making numerous business decisions. It’s extracted from an enormous assortment of sources and data such as attack campaign reports, malware, incident reports, attack group reports, human intelligence, social media, chat rooms, human behavior analysis, threat teams etc. Cyber Threat Intelligence is subdivided into 4 types which are all included in our service:
Strategic Threat Intelligence:
Strategic threat intelligence provides high-level information relating to the cybersecurity posture, threats, and details regarding the monetary impact of various cyber activities, attack trends, and the impact of high-level business decisions. This Intelligence is consumed by high-level executives and management and helps them in characterizing current cyber risks, unknown future risks, threat teams, and attribution of breaches.
Tactical Threat Intelligence:
It provides info related to Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures (TTPs) used by threat actors (attackers) to perform attacks and helps cyber security professionals to understand how an attack was developed. It reveals the technical capabilities and goals of the attackers alongside the attack vectors. With this information, security personnel can develop detection and mitigation strategies.
Operational Threat Intelligence:
Operational threat intelligence provides info about specific threats and provides contextual info about security events and incidents that helps you identify potential risks, offer bigger insight into attacker methodologies, establish past malicious activities, and perform investigations on malicious activity in a much more economical way.
It helps Incident Response (IR) and forensic groups in deploying security assets with the aim of identifying and stopping future attacks. Ultimately this increases the capability of detecting attacks at an early stage and reducing its harm on your company’s assets. This info helps in predicting future attacks, therefore enhancing incident response plans and mitigation strategies as required.
Technical Threat Intelligence:
Technical threat intelligence provides information about an attacker’s resources that are used to perform the attack; this includes command and control channels, tools, etc. It has a shorter lifespan compared to tactical threat intelligence and mainly focuses on a specific Indicator of Compromise (loC). It allows for rapid distribution of threat detection which in turn allows for rapid response to threats.
For example, a malware used to perform an attack is tactical threat intelligence, whereas the details related to the specific implementation of the malware come under technical threat intelligence. Other examples of technical threat intelligence include specific IP addresses and domains used by malicious endpoints, phishing email headers, hash checksum of malware, etc.
This information helps security professionals add the identified IoCs to the defensive systems such as IPS, firewalls, and endpoint security systems, thereby enhancing the detection mechanisms used to identify the attacks at an early stage. It also helps to identify malicious traffic and suspected IP addresses used to spread malware and spam mails.
If you realize how valuable your data is and the risk that a potential breach poses to your company, then let’s discuss how our Cyber Threat Intelligence as a Service package can help you minimize that risk!
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