Blackhat 2016: Threat Intelligence Déjà vu

September 20, 2016 | Javvad Malik

Effectively utilizing threat intelligence is as much about having the right processes in place as it is about choosing the most appropriate technologies. How to best incorporate threat intelligence is an area that many enterprises have been trying to wrap their heads around for some time. Whilst we are seeing a growing level of maturity at many organizations, the question still remains as critical and relevant.

Key Findings

  • Security teams are growing, as the number of security incidents over the past year have also reportedly increased.
  • An overwhelming majority of respondents (76%) believe that the security industry has a moral obligation to share threat intelligence.
  • The adoption of crowdsourced platforms for threat intelligence sharing has increased by almost five times since 2015.
  • The report is based on my experience as well as surveying 222 security professionals at Black Hat 2016. Click here to read the full report. Below is a fun Infographic, which summarizes the results:

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About the Author: Javvad Malik

The man, the myth, the blogger; Javvad Malik is a London-based IT Security professional. Better known as an active blogger, event speaker and industry commentator who is possibly best known as one of the industry’s most prolific video bloggers with his signature fresh and light-hearted perspective on security. Prior to joining AlienVault, Javvad was a senior analyst with 451 Research providing technology vendors, investors and end users with strategic advisory services, including competitive research and go-to-market positioning.

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