What is Threat Intelligence?
Threat intelligence is more than just threat indicators or data points without context – it is actionable information that can guide security strategy and alert organizations to ongoing and emerging threats. The right data combined with expert analysis provides predictive information about the adversary, such as how they will gain access, pivot within the compromised network and exfiltrate data.
Secureworks Threat Intelligence service provides the intelligence on WHO is creating the malicious activity and HOW the malicious activity is attacking the client’s environment. But more importantly, Secureworks Threat Intelligence can provide guidance on WHAT has happened in the client environment and the actionable next steps the clients can take to remediate the threat.
Building Stronger Defenses Takes Actionable Intelligence
Knowledge is power - not just in business, but also in the world of cybersecurity, where the ability to see and know more about the activities of threat actors empowers security professionals to do more about the dangers and risks organizations face.
Making that knowledge usable and consumable however is challenging, and requires a dedicated team with deep visibility into the cyber underground.
At Secureworks, we harness the power of our global network of clients to enhance our visibility into the threat landscape and provide additional context around threats to your IT environments regardless of country or industry – making our Threat Intelligence Services truly intelligent, and enabling clients to see more, know more, and do more to respond to threats quickly and effectively.
Stay Informed: Threat Group Profiles
The Secureworks® Counter Threat Unit™ (CTU) Research Team has published Threat Group definitions and profiles. This resource includes a summary of the groups, their objectives, other aliases by which the groups are known, and the malware they use. Both criminal and government-sponsored Threat Groups are included.Learn More View Profiles
How Leading-Edge Threat Intelligence Improves Incident Response
As the threat landscape rapidly evolves, being able to protect, detect, and remediate is more important than ever. The most effective way to tackle these challenges is with threat intelligence and incident response working in harmony to form a virtuous circle. Learn more about the two-way relationship between Secureworks Threat Intelligence and Incident Response capabilities and how they can help improve your organization’s security posture.Read the white paper
The Secureworks® Counter Threat Unit™ (CTU) research team analyzes security threats and helps organizations protect their systems. Read their latest Threat Intelligence report to dive deeper on the events and trends from the information security world from September through October 2020.
Virtual Global Threat Intelligence Summit
Secureworks hosted its first-ever virtual TI Summit in 2020. During this event, the Counter Threat Unit™ shared emerging threats, trends, and up-to-the-minute insights from thousands of Secureworks IR engagements each year. In these 10 unique sessions, go in-depth with case studies in how to gather and apply threat intelligence. Topics range from the changing rules of ransomware to threat hunting and disinformation in the fake news era.View the On-Demand Videos
Good threat intelligence is more than just producing a hash/IP address/domain. The right data combined with expert analysis provides predictive information about the adversary, such as how they will gain access, pivot within the compromised network and exfiltrate data. Without context rich data and analysis, security practitioners cannot effectively defend against both internal and external threats.
There is a lot to be gained from open source intelligence analysis, including free threat intelligence feeds, but the cost to extract that value is not insignificant and relies on gaining an understanding of what the data represents, how it is collected, when it was collected and perhaps crucially, what is missing.
At the end of the day, there is no substitute for intelligence that has been produced by trusted and experienced analysts, assessed for its true impact and applied with urgency and context.