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For Security & Risk Professionals

Five Steps To Build An Effective Threat Intelligence Capability

January 15, 2013

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Why Read This Report

Against today's mutating threat landscape and sophisticated cybercriminals, security and risk (S&R) professionals are outgunned and outmatched. The traditional strategy of waiting for an alert and then responding to a compromise is futile against 21st century threat actors. Delayed responses when cybercriminals have already begun exfiltrating intellectual property aren't acceptable. Something must change, and S&R professionals must proactively defend their networks and data. In this report, we draw from the principles of military intelligence and guide S&R pros through a five-step process to build and leverage threat intelligence capabilities.

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Table of Contents

  • The Enemy Is Inside The Wire
  • To Have An Opportunity At Success, We Must Use Intelligence
  • Your Threat Intelligence Journey
  • Three Special Considerations For Your Intelligence Journey

  • You Don't Have To Be The NSA Or GCHQ To Leverage Intelligence
  • Supplemental Material