Intelligence Analysis

Collecting threat information from social media channels requires data that can be processed, analyzed, validated, and put into context. There are a number of open streams from which you can scrape data and collect samples for analysis.

In addition, there are many companies that offer companies technical solutions to combat cyber threats. However, you must ensure that you receive timely, accurate, actionable and relevant information to help you reduce your risk profile. When intelligence capabilities are properly integrated into business operations, data intelligence can deliver the desired results.    

The tactics, techniques and procedures (TTPs) summarize how threat agents (villains) orchestrate and control attacks. These are things that many of us on the cybersecurity team are beginning to hear about, but few know or understand how to use them in the context of a real-world threat environment such as a cyberattack.
    
TTP are the patterns, activities and methods associated with the actions, tactics, techniques, procedures and procedures of a threat agent, and the answers to the question of how threat agents carry out attacks. 
    
This is not to say that information about cyber threats is a silver bullet that can guarantee the prevention of cyber attacks. The fight against cybercrime begins with gathering crucial information on the risks, both contextually and situationally.
    
In order to successfully implement a risk-based information security program, organizations must be aware of the risks of cyber attacks and their potential impact on their business. It stresses the importance of informing the organisation as a whole about the risk of a cyber attack and its potential impact on business, as well as the impact of such an attack on business operations.
    
Even today, the accepted threat modeling process generally involves the use of a combination of threat information data analysis and threat analysis tools. This often includes interrelational data sets that cross news platforms - correlate with threats - facilitating the orchestration of research and response within the organization.
    
Smaller organisations could benefit strategically from outsourcing such research and from the response to using limited internal staff. Optiv recommends prioritizing the top threats facing the organization, such as the maturation of the TTP, before known targeted attacks threaten the business. This should include dedicated and experienced threat analysts who have matured in their knowledge of the associated TPP and the reactive and strategic responses that follow an incident.

Our Intelligence Analysis extends beyond cyber security, and includes cyber, corporate, and criminal intelligence.