Every day millions of attacks target organizations' networks and assets, attempting to gain access, steal information and/or disrupt business. To combat today’s cyber threats, organizations are increasingly adopting threat intelligence as a critical component of their security strategy. In addition to providing businesses with a much needed, broader view of the threat landscape, threat intelligence also delivers valuable contextual information that can improve an organization’s ability to prevent, detect, and rapidly respond to cyber threats.
Effective management of cyber risk is sometimes not enough. Organisations are demanding a higher degree of certainty that the integrity of their business systems is not compromised. To achieve this, security leaders are relying on forensic-state surveys of their operating environment.
It’s important for organizations to understand the different use cases for threat intelligence and the cost-benefit of each. Depending on the organization’s size and capability, threat intelligence can return cumulative degrees of value as organizations leverage it to deliver a greater number of use cases.
If your organization is missing an Information Security Classification Policy or not using one effectively for making decisions about risk and cyber defence measures, then read on. Why? Because since a well-defined information security classification policy underpins most cyber security, not having one strongly suggests that your organization is simply not spending its security budget wisely, because it is not optimizing risk or resources.