Within the world of cybersecurity, there are many different aspects, processes, and areas of practice that work to keep your organization’s data safe. One of these integral aspects of cybersecurity is Cyber Threat Intelligence.

Cyber Threat Intelligence (CTI) is, in essence, data that has been analyzed and validated through multiple analysis processes specific to cybersecurity. This separates it from cyber threat information.

A good way to distinguish the difference is that cyber threat information contains details like the intrusion strategy and vulnerability exploited by the attack. Whereas, CTI is a collection of threat information that provides insights into Indicators of Compromise (IoCs), Indicators of Attack (IoAs), and Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures (TTPs) for many well-known cyber attacks.

This is a growing field within cybersecurity, with many people working as Cyber Threat Intelligence analysts and many cybersecurity software using cyber threat intelligence to bolster their advanced threat protection capabilities. 

How Cyber Threat Intelligence is Used

Cyber Threat Intelligence is utilized in many aspects of Perception Point’s platform and is integral in our processes to ensure your data is safe. 

We utilize Cyber Threat Intelligence as part of our multi-layer Cyber Threat Detection Architecture which also includes:

  • Spam Filters
  • Recursive Unpacker
  • Phishing Engines
  • Statistic Signatures
  • BEC
  • Hardware-Assisted Platform: a next-gen sandbox

Perception Point’s Cyber Threat Intelligence combines multiple threat intelligence sources (e.g. open source information sharing and log management tools) with our unique internally developed engines to detect URLs and files for malicious content in the earliest stages. This intercepts all malicious content and prevents attacks via email and cloud collaboration channels. 

Cyber Threat Intelligence has played a proactive role in several of our largest successes, including securing a Fortune 500 enterprise’s Microsoft Teams ecosystem through our next-generation threat detection capabilities, as well as securing a fast-growing global Insurtech company’s AWS S3 Buckets through our Incident Response Service and Advanced Threat Protection.

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