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What is cyber threat intelligence?

Cyber threat intelligence is information and data obtained through various collection methods including open source, closed source, and through trusted partners that are then operationalized by a cyber threat hunting team, either through manual means or using automation tools, about an attacker's TTPs.

Once cyber threat intelligence is gathered, the threat hunters can conduct a successful threat hunt to identify potential threats in your environment. This includes the various techniques that are being used by the attackers, as well as the tools and malware that they are using.

Why is Cyber Threat Intelligence Important?

Organizations today are under constant attack from a variety of cyber threats. To defend against these threats, organizations need to have a good understanding of the various types of threats that they face and the techniques that attackers use to exploit them. Cyber threat intelligence is one of the tools that organizations can use to gain this understanding.

Cyber threat intelligence is simply data that has been collected, analyzed, and formatted for those who need to make security decisions. This information is then used to correlate and enrich data found in your environment and enable the cyber threat hunting team to conduct a comprehensive system-wide sweep to discover existing and emerging threats.

Organizations can use cyber threat intelligence to better protect themselves against these cyberattacks. Cyber threat intelligence must be timely, accurate, and actionable to be effective. It should also be tailored specifically to the needs of the organization

What Are The Benefits of Cyber Threat Intelligence?

Here are a few benefits of cyber threat intelligence: 

Proactive security: Knowing about a threat before it impacts your organization can give you a significant advantage. With the right cyber threat intelligence, you can make cybersecurity decisions that will help mitigate or prevent an attack before it happens.

Better situational awareness: Cybersecurity is a rapidly changing landscape. The more information you have, the better equipped you are to understand the current threats and make informed decisions about your security posture.

Reduced exposure to risk: The more you know about a threat, the less likely you will fall victim to it. Cyber threat intelligence can help you understand cybercriminals' tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTPs) to take steps to protect yourself.

24/7 threat hunting and complete response: Cyber threat intelligence enables threat hunters to proactively hunt new cyber threats and build new detection models so your organization can benefit from 24/7 threat detection, investigation, and response.

Get Unique Intelligence that Puts You Ahead of the Threat Curve with eSentire’s Cyber Threat Intelligence Team

eSentire’s Threat Intelligence practice manages, creates and applies threat intelligence learnings across our customer base. Our Threat Intelligence platform correlates and enriches intelligence extracted from daily Security Operations Center (SOC) investigations and multiple third-party sources. 

Your organization also benefits from dedicated analysts leveraging enriched threat data and new intelligence— ranging from malicious IP addresses, malware hashes, domains and more—to drive hypothesis driven hunts across our global customer base. This integrated threat intelligence and service support is part of our core eSentire Managed Detection and Response offering.

Our Threat Intelligence team, part of the greater Threat Response Unit (TRU), delivers proactive hunting, original research, threat intelligence analysis and also builds detection models to augment our Atlas XDR platform capabilities, advancing our human-led investigation and containment efforts for modern threat response.

It’s time to add world class threat researchers to your team to proactively hunt the most advanced undetected threats. Learn more about eSentire’s Threat Response Unit (TRU) now.

eSentire Managed Detection and Response

Our MDR service combines cutting-edge Extended Detection and Response (XDR) technology, multi-signal threat intelligence and 24/7 Elite Threat Hunters to help you build a world-class security operation today. Our threat protection is unparalleled in the industry - we see and stop cyberattacks other cybersecurity providers and technologies miss, delivering the most complete response and protection.

Learn how eSentire Multi-Signal Managed Detection and Response stops threats before they impact your business.