Monday 11th September 2023

BLOG: Navigating Emerging Risks with Cyber Threat Intelligence

From data breaches to ransomware attacks and supply chain vulnerabilities, the modern cybersecurity professional is tasked with safeguarding against a relentless tide of emerging risks. In this blog, we will explore how cyber threat intelligence plays a pivotal role in helping organisations navigate these challenges and fortify their defences.

The cyber threat landscape is in a constant state of flux. Threat actors adapt and evolve their tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTPs) to exploit emerging vulnerabilities and target organisations with precision. To effectively defend against these threats, organisations need to stay ahead of the curve.

What Is Cyber Threat Intelligence?

Cyber threat intelligence (CTI) is the art and science of collecting, analysing, and disseminating information about potential threats and vulnerabilities. It provides organisations with the insights they need to proactively identify and mitigate risks.

CTI can be categorised into three main types:

  • Strategic CTI: This type of intelligence provides a high-level view of the threat landscape. It helps organisations understand the motivations and capabilities of threat actors and the potential impact of cyber threats on their business.
  • Operational CTI: Operational intelligence focuses on the tactics, techniques, and procedures used by threat actors. It helps organisations detect and respond to threats in real time.
  • Tactical CTI: Tactical intelligence provides detailed information about specific threats, such as indicators of compromise (IOCs) and malware signatures. It is used by cybersecurity teams to block or mitigate specific threats.

The Role of CTI in Navigating Emerging Risks

  • Proactive Threat Detection: CTI allows organisations to identify potential threats before they become full-blown attacks. By monitoring underground forums, hacker chatter, and other sources, CTI analysts can spot emerging trends and vulnerabilities.
  • Risk Assessment and Prioritisation: CTI helps organisations assess the risk associated with different threats and vulnerabilities. It allows cybersecurity teams to prioritise their efforts based on the potential impact and likelihood of an attack.
  • Incident Response and Mitigation: In the event of a cyber incident, CTI provides valuable information to help organisations respond effectively. It enables rapid identification of the attack vector, attribution of the threat actor, and the implementation of countermeasures.
  • Supply Chain Security: With the increasing complexity of supply chains, organisations must be vigilant about third-party risks. CTI can help organisations monitor the cybersecurity posture of their suppliers and identify potential weaknesses.

Cyber threat intelligence empowers organisations to make informed decisions, enhance their cybersecurity strategies, and protect their critical assets. At Orpheus Cyber, we provide cutting-edge cyber risk ratings and threat intelligence solutions to help organisations stay ahead of emerging risks.  Discover how our solutions can help you navigate the complex landscape of emerging risks. Learn more here.

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