Righting the balance of power between attackers & defenders
Perhaps the greatest challenge in the whole of cybersecurity operations is the asymmetric information that’s inherent to the field. Organizational structures, makeups and purposes are readily discoverable while attackers remain in a shadowy underworld realm that’s both clandestine and fluid. Attackers will always know more about their targets than defenders know about their adversaries.
Cyber threat intelligence (CTI) offers a way for security teams to assess whether alerts or events are meaningful within the context of broader situational awareness.