Data is a raw material, which is often unstructured, extracted in massive quantity, and requires processing before calling it an information and actionable intelligence. A good example is the Indicators of Compromise (IoCs). A big list of domain names or IP addresses can be ingested into the SIEM system to identify whether this list contains any malicious IP or not. If any suspicious IP is detected, then we can term this data as an actionable intelligence which has been evaluated from reliable sources, processed and enriched. Now, it can be used to identify trends, attack profile, and possible threats. In this article, we will see how data is gathered, processed, and act as an actionable delivery.
In information warfare, the need to develop SIEM architecture has become a crucial factor due to the existence of ever-growing cyber threats and their creators – cyber pests.
Threat Intelligence Feeds, in fact, are an actionable threat data related to artifacts or indicators collected from any third-party vendors in order to learn from other company’s visibility and access to enhance your own cyber threat response and awareness. The example of these third-party vendors includes Kaspersky Threat Intelligence and Alient Vault OTX. Threat Intelligence Feeds concentrate on a single area of interest and they are delivered online. For instance, these data feeds can be about IP addresses, hashes, or domains.
No organization has complete protection against today’s sophisticated and fast cyber-threats. To maximize the security posture of your enterprise, you need to evaluate the risks in an effective manner, in addition to the various other security measures. The report in which you describe all the risks – coined as “Security Risk Analysis Report” – has utmost importance for the effectiveness of the overall Risk Management Program. This analysis will identify all the threats and risks associated with these threats.
With a colossal surge in cyber-attacks and high reliance on technology in this digital age, ensuring the security of data and information have become a daunting task. Cyber threats are accelerating significantly even faster than the enhancements businesses are making. Computer networks have become bigger and their interconnectivity using a Wide Area Network (WAN) is worldwide due to globalization. It is hard for current IT security solutions to prevent cyber-attacks. According to Symantec’s 2019 Internet Security Threat Report (Volume 24), Formjacking attacks compromised 4800+ websites almost every month. Supply chain attacks also increased by 78% in 2018. Furthermore, more than 70 million records were also leaked or stolen due to poor configuration of S3 buckets.