Threat Intelligence Lifecycle Maturation in the…
According to ESG research from 2012, 65% of enterprise organizations (i.e., more than 1,000 employees) used external threat intelligence as part of their information security analytics activities (note: I am an ESG employee). The two most popular threat intelligence types were related to vulnerabilities and malware (each is consumed by 63% of organizations that use external threat intelligence).
Maybe it’s me, but threat intelligence seems even more relevant today than it was 2 short years ago. Technology vendors like Blue Coat, Cisco, IBM, Symantec, and Trend Micro emphasize the strength of their threat intelligence and bundle it into product sales. Others like Webroot follow the same path but also invest in threat intelligence as a product and OEM it to other vendors. New firms like BitSight, Norse, RiskIQ and Vorstack have taken threat intelligence in new directions, focusing on industries, threat actors, outside-in use cases and business metrics.
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