Risk, Threat, Response: Bridging the Intelligence-Operations Gap for Federal Cybersecurity

The Biden administration signed a new cybersecurity executive order earlier this month that focuses on a risk-led approach to cybersecurity and attempts to bridge the gap between cyber threat intelligence and operations.

“To keep pace with today’s dynamic and increasingly sophisticated cyber threat environment, the Federal Government must take decisive steps to modernize its approach to cybersecurity,” the White House said in a statement.

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Government agencies and critical infrastructures must think differently about their approach to cyber risk in an era of increasingly sophisticated threat actors and attacks. A great Cyber Threat Intelligence (CTI) program needs to incorporate risk quantification into all levels of the discussion in order to serve as a decision and operational support platform for cybersecurity professionals at all levels.

Risk-led cybersecurity program provides value in the following ways:

  • Provides a clear understanding of where to focus resources and efforts
  • Breaks down process silos
  • Unites and unifies teams and processes
  • Integrates security technologies through automation and orchestration

The ThreatConnect’s Platform marries Cyber Risk Quantification (CRQ), Threat Intelligence Platform (TIP), and Security Orchestration, Automation, and Response (SOAR). The combination of RQ, TIP, and SOAR, is how organizations can move their cybersecurity programs from good to great. As agencies and critical infrastructure owners and operators begin the work set out in the EO, ThreatConnect has the tools and technologies to help defend the nation from cyberattacks.

Join ThreatConnect and Carahsoft on July 21st, 2021 at 1 PM EST for a live workshop discussing federal and critical infrastructure cybersecurity challenges and opportunities to improve cybersecurity outcomes through a risk-led cybersecurity program.

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Anjali Chauhan
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Anjali Chauhan

Anjali Chauhan, Content Marketing Specialist at ThreatConnect has 4 years of experience in Marketing, Content Creation, and Digital Marketing. Her passion lies in creating meaningful and impactful content. Some of Anjali's favorite hobbies include listening to music from the 80s and 90s, dancing, and spending time with her younger sister.