We have started a new report series on Cyber Threat Intelligence.  The first report, "Five Steps To Build An Effective Threat Intelligence Capability," is designed to help organizations understand what threat intelligence is and how to establish a program. If you're not a Forrester client and would like the report, Proofpoint is providing a complementary copy. On Thursday March 28th, I will be conducting a Forrester webinar on the report.  Please join me if you'd like to get a deeper perspective on it.  In the future, we will expand on sections of this intial report with additional research including:

  • A collaborative report with Ed Ferrara looking at the cyber threat intelligence vendor landscape
  • An in depth report on "Step No. 5: Derive Intel" 

On the topic of threat intelligence, I will be speaking at the SANS Cyber Threat Intelligence Summit in Washington DC on Friday March 22nd.  This one day event has an impressive selection of speakers and will answer many of your threat intelligence questions.  Rob Lee of SANS and Mike Cloppert of Lockheed Martin are the chairs for the event.  The keynote speaker is retired USAF General Greg Rattray, who originally coined the term Advanced Persistent Threat.  Companies that will be speaking include: CrowdStrike, GE, Google, SecureWorks, and Visible Risk. Mandiant CSO and Hackers vs. Executives alumni Richard Bejtlich will also be in attendance. 

"The goal of this summit will be to equip attendees with knowledge on the tools, methodologies and processes they need to move forward with cyber threat intelligence. The SANS What Works in Cyber Threat Intelligence Summit will bring attendees who are eager to hear this information and learn about tools, techniques, and solutions that can help address these needs."

Join us in DC, it will be a great event and I am looking forward to it.