A traditional marketing element already present in most security providers’ Internet presence is a blog on current topics of interest: A smart way to attract readers while announcing their added value as a security company.
This is the case of three international players. They are relatively new in this sector and they all combine technology solutions with intelligence services: they are FireEye, founded in 2004, Norse, created in 2010 and Blueliv, founded in 2009. The first two even team up together for customers as relevant as the US Department of Energy.
FireEye, the veteran in this field, is a company that quickly grasped, already in 2004, the relevance to the business world of the advance persistent threats (customised cyber attacks, at the end of the day). When these attacks were already hitting the mass media news, they already devised a product and a service to protect companies.
FireEye offers two blogs:
– ThreatResearch talks about current Internet threats. I recommend a visit to those who want to know about technical details of new malware campaigns and espionage operations that come to light.
– ExecutivePerspectives, less technical, is focused on business matters. It raises awareness among executive managers and budget decision-makers in terms of cyber (in)security.
Let’s remember that in 2014 FireEye acquired Mandiant, the security consulting firm led by Richard Bretjlich.
Norse Corporation offers also both an appliance to install and security intelligence services to hire. In its blog it presents news related to current cyber attacks together with their executives’ public appearances such as the ones from Sam Glines, Norse co-founder. It also provides a link to a colourful world map with current Internet attacks that seems to be updated in real time. A very effective way to amaze those who do not work in our sector.
An example of a typical blog post is the one showing the use of Splunk, the popular and successful log search engine, with their security intelligence data feed i.e. the product that provides the data presented in the attack map mentioned above.
Blueliv was founded by Daniel Solis. It value proposition is innovative. Gartner mentioned it in 2015 as a “cool vendor”. Its blogs contains targets business people, researchers and industry practitioners. There are also some free resources ranging from datasheets to reports and videos. They also display an impressive cyber threat map.
In short, the visit of these three blogs could be a first step for those security professionals willing to get introduced to the security intelligence services arena.
Happy security intelligence gathering!
This is a Security Bloggers Network syndicated blog post authored by itsecuriteer. Read the original post at: Security and risk