Why Real Time Threat Intelligence Isn’t Enough

Why Real Time Threat Intelligence Isn’t Enough

Detecting security threats is difficult work, now more so than ever. Our threat intelligence tools are playing catch-up with increasingly sophisticated attack vectors, including polymorphic malware, quick-turn domains and other turn-on-a-dime attack tactics.

Little wonder then that most security professionals place a high priority on real time threat intelligence and detection. In a constantly changing security landscape, rapid response threat intelligence tools are high on the cybersecurity wish list. Agility is important.

However, chasing zero-day response time is only part of the solution. If real time threat intelligence and detection tools are your eyes on the ground now, historical records provide a strategic view for incident investigation. (Tweet this!) This article explores how you can use Uptycs to generate powerful queries of historical threat data, and why an analysis of past incidents can improve your threat intelligence.

Why Applying Threat Intelligence On Historical Data Improves Detection

As networks become hybridized across cloud and physical infrastructure, preventing malicious activity is an increasingly complex battle on multiple fronts. Not only is it harder to reliably detect an attack in real-time, it’s also common for attackers to cover their tracks.

Heightening this security problem, virtual machines can be created and destroyed at any time. The origin of an attack can be erased from existence before its activity is detected. In these situations, real time threat intelligence alone is of limited use.

Historical data allows you to piece together a clearer image of exactly how an attack occurred. Where real time threat (Read more...)

*** This is a Security Bloggers Network syndicated blog from Uptycs Blog authored by Amit Malik. Read the original post at: https://www.uptycs.com/blog/real-time-threat-intelligence