Dealing with Ever-present Cybersecurity Challenges: Enhanced cybersecurity threat intelligence
In slightly over two decades (2000 to 2022), internet usage increased by 1,355%. With more than 5-billion internet users worldwide, 63% of the world’s population are now digital citizens – and they require protection. What’s more, a huge amount of internet traffic has gone mobile – from 0.7% in 2009 to 54.4% in 2021. Those numbers paint an even more challenging need for online security. And the more than US $4.9-trillion E-commerce transactions worldwide (2021) adds to the growing need for enhanced cybersecurity threat intelligence.
Rising Threat Levels
According to the FBI, ransomware attacks are on the rise, clocking a 62% year-over-year increase recently. What’s more, along with an increase in threat levels, there’s a corresponding increase in sophistication of cybercrime. Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs) must now be aware of these threats, well before they become victims, or the costs can be significantly high. Without the proper cyber security threat intelligence capability on their side, CISOs fly blind in a cyber storm of threats.
Increasingly, Threat Intelligence (TI) teams are also noticing a refinement in tactics deployed by the bad actors. Before striking, they use sophisticated methods to gather a lot of information about a target network. They carefully evaluate a target’s ability to pay a ransom. They also gauge the victim company’s incentive to regain control of their systems, and their desire to keep sensitive corporate data out of the public domain – something that cyber criminals threaten to do.
Unfortunately, the typical security operations center (SOC) is too busy keeping the “lights on”, to have the time to deal with this increased threat level. And even if they did have “spare cycles”, most teams lack the necessary cybersecurity threat intelligence tools and capabilities to mount an effective defense against sustained cyber-attacks.
Build Your Cyber-Defense Capability
Even with the best trained Incident Response (IR) professionals on staff, expecting your team to defend your cyber infrastructure with traditional tools – OS patch strategies, Antivirus software, “free” ransomware systems – just won’t cut it anymore. Cyber crime is evolving at breakneck speed, and conventional information security (IS) platform tools and techniques aren’t aligned to mount a credible defense.
That’s why, more Information Security (IS) professionals are relying on state-of-the-art security orchestration, automation, and response (SOAR) capability, and Quolab’s cyber security threat intelligence platform is the industry-leading SOAR platform available.
Rearm Your IR Teams
Armed with AI-driven, Machine-learning capabilities, your IR can quickly identify and disarm potential cyber-criminal activity. But Quolab offers cyber security threat intelligence teams much more – including:
- Platform White Labeling
- Clustered Deployments
- Multi-Node Data Segregation
- Decentralized GRID Network
- Custom Dashboards & Analytics
- Custom Data Connectors
- Custom Report Templates
For Chief Information Officers (CIOs) and CISOs looking for a cyber threat protection strategy to support high-volume, large-scare, multi-mode environments, the first step is to rearm your IR teams with the tools they need. In today’s Internet of Things (IoT) cyber environment, even the smallest of vulnerabilities can seriously compromise your entire operations. Quolab’s SOAR platform is what will give your cybersecurity threat intelligence team the edge it needs against the bad guys.