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Introducing the ThreatConnect Threat Intelligence Operations Buyers Guide

Threat Intelligence Operations Buyer's Guide

I’m excited to announce the release of ThreatConnect’s Threat Intelligence Operations Buyers Guide. The need for this type of guide is critical as the adoption of cyber threat intel (CTI) grows, and cybersecurity teams starting this journey need an understanding of what is required to implement and grow a TI Ops function. I continue to see a lack of understanding around what exactly comprises “cyber threat intel,” and this buyers guide is here to help reduce that confusion and empower buyers.

The SANS Institute’s 2023 CTI Survey indicated that “[f]ifty-one percent of respondents report that their organization has a formal dedicated CTI team, the highest number we have seen since 2020.” They also indicated the highest number of respondents to the survey self-identifying as CTI Analysts (15%) versus 6% indicated back in 2017. This is great news because CTI is a critical function that enables organizations to improve their cybersecurity defenses and proactively defend against an increasing number of adversaries. Yet, it indicates there are a lot of organizations out there that haven’t started their CTI journey yet.

As more organizations look to improve their cybersecurity and cyber risk management, they realize the need for a CTI function, and it raises a number of considerations. ThreatConnect’s Threat Intelligence Buyers Guide addresses the following points we see threat intel buyers struggle with, such as:

  • The distinction between threat intel services and threat intel platforms and why both are important
  • The different types and sources of threat intel
  • Why a successful cyber threat intel takes into account people, processes, and technology
  • How to start producing CTI (hint: it’s about requirements!)
  • How to evolve a CTI function beyond intel management into an optimized and value-generating function (aka Threat Intel Operations)

Want to learn more?

Download a copy of the Buyers Guide today and get started on your threat intel journey, or reach out to us to chat with one of our experts.

About the Author

Toby Bussa

Toby Bussa is VP of Product Marketing at ThreatConnect. He has over 20 years of experience in cybersecurity as a practitioner and leader. He was a VP Analyst at Gartner where he covered security operations topics, including SIEM, SOAR, MDR, DFIR and SOCs. He previously led IT security operations, data protection, security architecture and engineering, and 3rd party risk management for a FTSE100 enterprise, and the EMEA SOC threat detection team for a global MSSP.