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More on Operationalizing Threat Intelligence

Discussion in 'Network World' started by RSS, Aug 17, 2016.

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    Coming out of Black Hat a few weeks ago, it’s pretty frightening what’s going on with cyber-threats. Overall malware volume is down but the number of variants has gone up precipitously. In fact, according to the Webroot threat report, about 97% of all malware variants are seen only one time. In other words, they are designed to target and attack specific organizations.

    Yes, enterprise organizations are bolstering defenses with anti-malware gateways and next-generation endpoint security tools but they are also doubling down on threat intelligence. According to ESG research, 27% of enterprise organizations plan to spend significantly more on their threat intelligence programs over the next 12 to 18 months while another 45% say they will spend somewhat more on their threat intelligence programs during this same timeframe (note: I am an ESG employee).

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