Risk intelligence, also referred to as threat intelligence in the IT world, assists organizations in gaining valuable knowledge about cyber threats that could or have already impacted its systems.
However, the process of gathering, analyzing, and applying this intelligence can be a daunting task for most organizations, due to the variety of threats. Below are the most common threats in the cyber security landscape today.
- Malware: Malicious software that is intended to damage or take partial control of a computer, device, or network for illicit gains or illegal activity (e.g. data and credential theft, vandalism, spying).
- Ransomware: A type of malware that is planted on a computer or network illegally and encrypts the data until the organization pays a ransom to have the data decrypted.
- Zero-day threats: A security threat that has never been seen by developers and therefore no patch exists to fix or prevent an attack.
- Intrusions: An intentional wide-range breach that could negatively impact a system’s network security, performance, safety, and reliability. Examples include exploited applications, computer worms, Trojan viruses/malware, software vulnerabilities, and other malicious traffic.
- Spam: Unsolicited mass e-mail messages that can provide opportunities for cybercriminals to introduce malicious URLs or files into a network. E-mail messages might also contain links that connect to phishing web sites or web sites that contain malware.
- Phishing: Targeted e-mail messages that leverage social engineering — often in the form of a legitimate user, friend, co-worker, or business — to encourage recipients to click links, open attachments, execute files, and submit personal information through online forms, all of which appear to be trustworthy but are actually malicious.
Technical Framework employs the necessary tools for performing threat intelligence and remains a major participant in cyber defense strategy for organizations. Contact us today for a consultation.