Threat Intelligence, the strategy beyond security

Threat Intelligence, the strategy beyond security
The higher the value of the data contained in its servers, the greater the investment that any malicious persons will be willing to put in place in order to access the data. The greater the value of the information a company holds, the greater the pressure there will be to try to get hold of it. But in this the company has an advantage over the bad guys: it knows what data to protect, it knows exactly what its value is and it knows what resources it can count on to protect everything from any threats.

Threat Intelligence: there is no security without strategy

Only one thing cannot know: when, and how, the attack can come. Threat Intelligence operates exactly in this perspective, trying to offer a company not only the tools, but also a perspective vision. Threat Intelligence specialists must therefore identify what could be the weaknesses on which to work to ensure that any external attack can be foreseen, monitored, repelled or calmed. This type of analysis must be able to operate on multiple levels, thus having a series of reports available which, in combination, can offer a general picture of the company's security.

Threat Intelligence is certainly not a new science, but it has experienced a very strong evolution in recent years: from the first timid experiments at the beginning of the millennium, when threats seemed to be confined to specific blacklists and everything could be reduced to logic of the filter, we quickly moved on to massive analyzes of information and to increasingly sophisticated systems both on the front of the "guards" and on the front of the "thieves". The sector has experienced a real consolidation only in the last two years, in which Threat Intelligence has defined specific standards and best practices have begun to strengthen all those who take to the field in defense of companies targeted by cybercriminals. br>
Evolution of Threat Intelligence: Kaspersky analysis

Intelligent Security

The important element in the definition of Intelligent Threat is exactly the concept of “intelligence”. In fact, it is not just a series of automated mechanisms that react on the basis of stimuli coming from the outside, creating a passive and static defense, but something much more advanced and able to adapt to the context.

In fact, for TI we mean a real strategic organization of the company based on both internal infrastructures and the external situation, monitoring new possible threats and continuously calibrating the defenses erected to protect servers, emails, people, databases and any other possible weakness. Thinking in terms of "intelligence" means having full awareness of the fact that only by fully integrating hardware, software and strategy it is possible to multiply the sentinels placed in charge of the company.

Among the objectives of Threat Intelligence, therefore, there is not only the will to identify any vulnerabilities: understanding who is carrying out an attack, with which vector and with what purpose is essential to mitigate the consequences of the attack itself or to reject it a priori. Having continuous information to trace everything that happens and analyze it with intelligent models therefore allows not only to see but also to understand what happens.

The value of Threat Intelligence is constantly growing, revealing itself to be a central element above all for companies of a certain size. The progressive standardization of processes and the achieved consolidation of best practices, however, now open various solutions even to smaller companies, thus allowing a more "democratic" security that allows them to operate on sensitive data in full security that the latter deserve.

Just as the attacks are increasingly sophisticated, at the same time the defense tools and the specialization of the professionals working within a Threat Intelligence team are increasingly advanced. “Threat intelligence is a fundamental piece of any cybersecurity ecosystem, especially if we think of the rapid evolution of targeted cyber attacks, a threat with devastating consequences for all companies, both in economic terms and in terms of reputation. For this reason, having adequate protection is becoming more and more a priority. The problem of enterprises is often that of not having sufficient resources to invest in cybersecurity and this makes it even more difficult to deal with complex threat scenarios and greatly increases the possibility of security risks to the IT systems, including those of the partners to whom companies are connected. This is where modern security solutions equipped with Threat Intelligence come into play that respond to this need by offering significant support to IT teams and allowing companies to focus exclusively on their core business ", said Fabio Sammartino Head of Pre-Sales, Kaspersky.

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I consent to the use of my data by third parties for direct marketing purposes with automated and traditional methods. {{msg}} {{msg}} The defense and specialization tools of IT professionals therefore represent the primary value of a company's security by virtue of the fact that, always and in any case, the company has the possibility to operate with a move to advantage, while criminals must necessarily act with creativity and surprise. Just as the bad guys have to leverage the ability to catch a company off guard, therefore, on the other hand, the company has a duty to be solid and structured, organized both in the infrastructure and in the policies adopted. To defend yourself from the underworld you need attention, but also intelligence. And there is no intelligence without data to be processed and skills to be deployed.

"Akito, Platinum Partner highly specialized in Kaspersky solutions, knows how skills make the difference in the technological world today", he says Fabio Naccazzani, Akito CEO: “We constantly collaborate with companies that have cyber threats to protect themselves from and one of our goals is to strengthen awareness of the need to prevent cyber incidents, proposing innovative and advanced solutions such as Kaspersky's Threat Intelligence“.

Threat Intelligence therefore reveals itself as a cutting-edge frontier behind which companies can protect their most precious assets, so as to be able to work in peace in expressing their full potential without the risk that this value can be stolen.

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