Threat Intelligence (TI) and Cybersecurity Advisories are important tools for businesses looking to stay informed about the latest cyber threats and take appropriate actions to protect their systems and data. TI can provide detailed information about current and emerging threats, including the threat actors, attack methods, and Indicators of Compromise (IOCs) associated with a specific threat. Cybersecurity Advisories, on the other hand, provide guidance on best practices for identifying, responding to, and recovering from cyber attacks. In this blog post, we will discuss how to use TI and Advisories for threat hunting and incident response.
- Threat Hunting: TI can be used to proactively identify potential security risks by searching for IOCs within a company's network. This can help to identify and prioritize potential threats, and take appropriate actions to mitigate them.
- Incorporating TI into incident response plans: TI can provide valuable information that can help businesses to prepare for and respond to cyber incidents. Advisories can provide detailed information about specific threats, including how they work, how they're typically used, and how to identify them. This information should be incorporated into incident response and business continuity plans.
- Use Advisories to guide incident response actions: Advisories provide specific, actionable information that businesses can use to protect themselves. This might include information about how to detect and remove malware, how to patch systems and applications, or how to report suspicious activity.
- Use TI to track and trace attackers: TI can provide information about the tactics, techniques, and procedures of known threat actors. This can be used to track and trace attackers, and identify previously unknown threats.
- Use TI to improve security posture: TI can provide insight into the types of threats facing a business, and can be used to improve the overall security posture. For example, by identifying gaps in the company's defenses, or by highlighting areas of risk.
- Continuously monitor and review Advisories: Staying informed about the latest threats is critical to effective incident response. Businesses should continuously monitor and review Advisories from reputable sources to stay informed about the latest threats and take appropriate actions to protect their systems and data.
Threat Intelligence and Cybersecurity Advisories are an important tool for businesses looking to stay informed about the latest cyber threats and take appropriate actions to protect their systems and data. By using TI and Advisories for threat hunting and incident response, businesses can improve their security posture, prepare for and respond to cyber incidents more effectively and stay ahead of emerging threats.