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How to Build a Robust Cyber Threat Intelligence Program

  • Tuesday, August 18, 2020 at 1:00 PM EDT (2020-08-18 17:00:00 UTC)
  • Jackie Abrams, Katie Nickels


  • DomainTools

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According to the 2020 SANS Cyber Threat Intelligence (CTI) Report, respondents identified two key inhibitors to successfully implementing CTI: lack of trained staff or lack of skills needed to fully utilize CTI, and lack of time to implement new processes. One way organizations and teams are bridging this gap is by developing CTI programs that include the three pillars of cybersecurity: people, process, and technology.

To this end, industry experts including SANS Instructor, Katie Nickels, and the VP of Product at DomainTools, Jackie Abrams, will illustrate how to develop a CTI program that will make your team more efficient, effective, and aligned.

In this webinar you will learn how to:

  •    Develop CTI requirements and form teams with complementary skill sets
  •    Build critical processes based on your requirements
  •    Map processes to core outcomes to demonstrate the value of CTI
  •    On-board tools to accelerate your programs effectiveness

Speaker Bios

Jackie Abrams

Jackie Abrams, Principal Product Manager at DomainTools, focuses on solving big-picture threat intelligence challenges through industry collaboration and innovative product design. Throughout her previous work in the mobile industry, she leveraged her OSINT research and digital investigations experience to develop products and services in support of mobile threat assessment for text messages and message senders. She is an active supporter of M3AAWG (Messaging Malware Mobile Anti-Abuse Working Group), where she formerly served as the Mobile Chair and continues to collaborate with threat intelligence and abuse mitigation practitioners on solving industry-wide problems in the digital services and ISP space.

Katie Nickels

Katie is a SANS instructor for FOR578: Cyber Threat Intelligence and a Principal Intelligence Analyst for Red Canary. She has worked on cyber threat intelligence (CTI), network defense, and incident response for nearly a decade for the DoD, MITRE, Raytheon, and ManTech.  Katie hails from a liberal arts background with degrees from Smith College and Georgetown University, embracing the power of applying liberal arts prowess to cybersecurity. With more than a dozen publications to her name, Katie has shared her expertise with presentations at Black Hat, multiple SANS Summits, Sp4rkcon, and many other events. Katie has also served as a co-chair of the SANS CTI Summit and FIRST CTI Symposium. She was the 2018 recipient of the President's Award from the Women's Society of Cyberjutsu and serves as the Program Manager for the Cyberjutsu Girls Academy, which seeks to inspire young women to learn more about STEM. You can find Katie on Twitter @LiketheCoins

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