What Does “Cyber Intelligence” Mean, And Why Is It Needed?

Hi All,

SenseCy Blog has been up and running for a week now and we are extremely happy with the traction we’ve achieved so far.

Its time to elaborate about what we mean when we say “Cyber intelligence”.

As far as cyber defense goes, organizations have traditionally relied on technology and procedures to mitigate cyber threats.

But as recent events show, this thinking is no longer valid. Without knowing what threats are out there, and who is targeting them, organizations find it impossible to tweak their defensive mechanism and procedures and fail time and again to secure their data from breaches.

So what attributes one must look for in cyber intelligence services?

  • Up-to-date intelligence needs to be on-time, relevant and accurate, based on the needs of a specific organization.
  • Derived from research sources, including Deep Web, open-source, closed groups and password-protected forums (this is where the real information resides), covering multiple languages.
  • A mixture of both technical and operational intelligence (not just “Another variant of malware was detected”)
  • “Analyst approved” intelligence, meaning that information has been correlated, aggregated and analyzed from leading to near-zero false positives.
  • Have operational value – “What do I do next?” question answered.
Example of operational intelligence derived from password-protected groups

With such intelligence at its disposal, the organization could better mitigate evolving threats and achieve much greater efficiency and effectiveness from its technology.  

In future posts, we will explore the production and analysis aspects of Cyber Intelligence and show some real-life examples of our work.

Keep in touch!

The SenseCy Team


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