Cyber Threat Intelligence and best practices

Gupta Bless
5 min readJun 25, 2023
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Introduction

A threat is an action, either recently found or resurfacing as a result of an old misconfiguration, that has the potential to cause significant damage to the system. The severity of that depends on the amount of resources lost, but these risks can steal confidential information and compromise data integrity.

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https://gupta-bless.medium.com/learning-more-about-threat-hunting-181f8483d155

We are aware of the dangers that exist but also know how to mitigate them. Threat analysts use the data collected and analyzed to create plans to eliminate, deter, or lessen the effects of potential dangers. Thus, threat intelligence is a preventative measure that helps a security team lessen the likelihood of a danger before it causes serious harm. When it comes to making investments in security infrastructure or ensuring regulatory compliance, organizations can benefit greatly from the insight provided by threat intelligence. In addition to aiding in risk assessment and providing essential suffix-level understanding about threats, threat intelligence can be invaluable in facilitating a rapid and effective reaction to incidents.

Different Cyber threat intelligence techniques

As we understand the importance of threat intelligence now we discuss what different techniques threat analysts use to fetch these valuable information.

Open Source Intelligence

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Publicly accessible resources like websites, bulletins, publications, etc. are mined by this intelligence. Any company, no matter how big or little, can benefit from the timely and low-cost data our solution provides. Analyzing threats requires a broad range of expertise, which is why threat analysts compile data from several sources. The tools used in this method are meant to be straightforward enough for even novice users to operate.

Use of Human intelligence

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Gupta Bless

Security enthusiast working to secure web for others.