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Threat Intelligence Solutions: A SANS Review of Anomali ThreatStream

  • Wednesday, November 04, 2020 at 2:00 PM EST (2020-11-04 19:00:00 UTC)
  • TJ Banasik, AJ Nash


  • Anomali

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Cyber threat data from multiple sources overwhelm todays Security Operations Centers (SOCs) without a centralized method to aggregate it. Many organizations have immature threat intelligence programs that rely on select external threat feeds, which users struggle to analyze. A cyber threat intelligence program requires people, processes, and technology to process, exploit, and disseminate threat data. Threat intelligence is evidence-based knowledge, including context, mechanisms, indicators, implications and actionable advice, about an existing or emerging menace or hazard to assets informing decisions regarding the subject's response to that menace or hazard[1]. Threat Intelligence Platforms (TIPs) address these challenges by providing a unified solution to consolidate actionable data, automate analyst research, and integrate with security controls.

SANS had the opportunity to review the Anomali ThreatStream® product, a threat intelligence platform providing a unified solution for collecting, curating, and disseminating threat intelligence. ThreatStream rationalizes multiple threat data sources into a single high-fidelity repository by automatically normalizing, de-duplicating, removing false positives, and enriching the threat data, then associating all related threat indicators. ThreatStream applies a highly accurate machine learning algorithm for scoring indicators of compromise (IOCs). In this SANS webcast, SANS expert TJ Banasik and AJ Nash, Sr. Director of Cyber Intelligence Strategy for Anomali, review ThreatStreams key benefits, highlight complimentary Anomali products and provide a use-case performance review.

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[1] Gartner Research. (2013, May 16). Threat Intelligence. Retrieved March 30, 2020, from https://www.gartner.com/reviews/market/security-threat-intelligence-services.

Speaker Bios

TJ Banasik

TJ Banasik is a results-driven security leader, program manager, and cybersecurity engineer with over 20 years of experience in the most challenging government, military, and commercial environments. He holds a graduate degree in cyber intelligence studies from AMU and the CISSP-ISSEP, ISSAP, ISSMP, GCIH, GCWN, GCIA, GSEC, GCCC, GPEN certifications. TJ is a cloud security expert with extensive experience in security operations, risk management, threat intelligence, insider threat, and threat vulnerability management. Previously, heneHi  served as the Director of Security for Veritas Technologies, Senior Security Operations Center Manager for the U.S. Government Accountability Office, and Deputy Cyber Mission Force Integrations Chief for United States Army Cyber Command. TJ is currently a Senior Program Manager with Microsoft and pursuing a second graduate degree in Information Security Engineering from the Sans Technology Institute.

AJ Nash

AJ Nash is the Sr. Director of Cyber Intelligence Strategy for Anomali. As a cyber intelligence strategist and public speaker, he is primarily focused on building cyber intelligence programs that capitalize on disparate data and information to protect personnel, facilities, data, and information systems. AJ honed his skills across 18 years of military service and defense contracting, serving in roles focused on intelligence collection, analysis, reporting, and briefing. AJ still occasionally consults within the intelligence community and maintains a Top Secret clearance with a full-scope polygraph. AJ holds a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Liberal Studies from Excelsior College and a Masters of Arts (M.A.) in Organizational Leadership from Gonzaga University.

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