Threat Intelligence: A market for secrets
February 24, 2014
As the arms race escalates between attacker and defender, organizations are trying to make more informed risk decisions and prioritize their responses. This means intelligence – and not just more data, but better information behind it. The threat-intelligence market has blossomed in the past year, but is still inchoate and confusing to vendors and customers alike. We believe it is becoming such an open market now due to several factors, including the rising awareness of security breaches, the development of more techniques in ‘big data’ and analytics, and the increasing numbers of security researchers and investigative methods for identifying threats.
In this report, we examine threat intelligence as a market: how it is generated, processed and sold. We look at the most frequent types of data sold as ‘threat intelligence,’ the buyer’s view of the offerings and the unique factors that can affect vendors. We also propose a set of criteria by which enterprises can evaluate threat intelligence products and services.
(The above is the opening to the Executive Summary of this analyst report. The full report is available to the subscribers of 451 Research’s analyst service.)
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