Threat Intelligence – Marketing Hype or Innovation?

Threat Intelligence – Marketing Hype or Innovation?

Cyber Threat Intelligence has become an increasingly prevalent term in the information security (Cyber) industry with vendors of all shapes and sizes using this buzzword to justify to their customers that this is the right thing to be focussing on. Of course, in talking to a vendor, they’ll say this is a buy-once-solve-everything type purchase. There are a diverse range of technical, analytical and public information products that seem to carry information about ‘bad people doing things’.

At the same time attackers, fraudsters and criminals are innovating their capabilities in increasing pace, traditional anti-fraud or security is a zero sum game, with the best situation being that no incidents occur, this is already a losing battle.

So if we need this new set of capabilities how should an organisation go about procuring the right thing and how much is actually useful? And how would an organisation decide when they’ve done ‘enough’ of it to be meaningful.

By defining Cyber threat intelligence it is possible to visit all the types of service that allow organisations to pick and choose the right tools to enable the job. Everyone will be different, but understanding this landscape and how to procure it is critical to the success of the organisation.

Threat Intelligence – Marketing Hype or Innovation? 

This session will allow attendees to:

1.      Understand what threat intelligence means;

2.      Have gained a better understanding of its application and use;

3.      To be able to cut through marketing hype and recognize the value that situational awareness can provide an organization;

4.      Have an opportunity to contribute to a model and a view;

5.      Understand what can be done for free to improve any organization’s situational awareness.

James Chappell, CTO Digital Shadows, 04 Jun 2015, 10:40 – 11:05, Strategy Talks

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James has over twelve years’ experience of technical information security acting as an advisor to large private sector and government organisations. Much of his work has involved counteracting the growth of crime and fraud in computer networks and developing effective ways of measuring and managing the information security big picture.

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