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10 Vital Features You Need In A Threat Intelligence Platform

Michael Novinson

From visibility into dark web data and managing third-party and infrastructure risk to shifting intelligence onto the device itself, here’s where threat intelligence companies should be making investments.

Putting Data To Work

Threat intelligence is the analysis of data using tools and techniques to generate meaningful information that helps mitigate risk around existing or emerging threats, according to the EC-Council, which offers cybersecurity certification, education, training and services in cybersecurity skills.

Threat intelligence helps organizations make faster, more informed security decisions and change their behavior from reactive to proactive to combat attacks.

Threat intelligence helps organizations obtain valuable knowledge about new and emerging threats, build effective defense mechanisms and mitigate the risks that could cause financial and reputational damage, the EC-Council said. Having a better sense of potential attacks organizations are exposed to allows them to proactively tailor their defenses to reduce the likelihood of a future attack.

As part of Cybersecurity Week 2021, CRN spoke with 10 vendor executives about new and emerging capabilities that have made threat intelligence platforms more relevant for customers. From visibility into dark web data and managing third-party and infrastructure risk to streamlining technology integration and shifting intelligence onto the device itself, here’s where threat intelligence companies should place their bets.

 
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