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SANS Security Insights: Tag - Threat Intelligence

Cyber Threat Intelligence a Top Priority for National Intelligence

By Deb Radcliff,Creative Director, SANS Analyst Program

Cyber threat intelligence (CTI) is a top priority in the 2019 National Intelligence Strategy produced by the ODNI (Office of the Director of National Intelligence).

The report raises many concerns around growing risks with emerging technologies like AI and nanotech, along with the rise of more technically advanced adversaries.


Phishing and Internal Threat Advice for SMBs

SANS, in cooperation with Microsoft, released two short articles designed to provide small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) with background information on phishing and internal threats, as well as actionable advice on how to train users to recognize threats and avoid falling prey to attacks. Continue reading Phishing and Internal Threat Advice for SMBs


SANS 2018 Survey Highlights Improvements in Threat Hunting

SANS 2018 Survey Highlights Improvements in Threat Hunting

Threat hunting is a focused and iterative approach to searching out, identifying and understanding adversaries who have entered the defender's networks. Results from the SANS 2018 Threat Hunting Survey show that, for many organizations, hunting is still new and poorly defined from a process and organizational standpoint. Unfortunately, most organizations are still reacting to alerts and incidents instead of proactively seeking out the threats. Continue reading SANS 2018 Survey Highlights Improvements in Threat Hunting


Application Threat Intelligence: What Do CISOs Need?

Mike Convertino, CISO, F5 Networks When it comes to risk, the applications our users depend on are a big concern. In F5's 2016 State of Application Security survey , most respondents cited security around applications as an area of great concern. It makes sense; applications are where we store our valuable data. When they go … Continue reading Application Threat Intelligence: What Do CISOs Need?


Threat Intelligence: What It Is, and How to Use It Effectively

Author: Matt Bromiley On September 20th, 2016, SANS teamed up with NSFOCUS to release the SANS Analyst paper "Threat Intelligence: What It Is, and How to Use It Effectively". In this paper, I have discussed considerations for an organization looking to implement or improve their threat intelligence ("TI"). Threat intelligence is growing in popularity and … Continue reading Threat Intelligence: What It Is, and How to Use It Effectively