If you open your news app of choice on any given day, you’ll likely be reading about the latest cyber threat, ransomware attacks, hacktivists and most recently, nation-state actors launching attacks on the cyber battlefield.
While you might perceive this as a threat that would likely never impact your business, the reality is that cyberattacks on organizations increased by 50% in 2021. The same study revealed organizations in North America experienced an average of 502 weekly attacks per organization (a 61% increase).
The global pandemic, rise in remote work, reliance on e-commerce and increased geopolitical tensions have all driven this rapid increase, offering cybercriminals more opportunities and financial profits than ever before.
Most of these cybercriminals are financially driven, looking to steal data from enterprises and take their data “hostage” to leak it later, demand a sizable cryptocurrency ransom or monetize it by selling it on the Dark Web.
Beyond financially driven threat actors, state actors are becoming increasingly active, with more nation-state groups targeting high-tech corporations, scientific organizations, NGOs and government resources.
In what many are calling a ‘cyber pandemic’ or a new ‘cyber battlefield,’ businesses and enterprises must make data protection and threat intelligence a business priority. Accordingly, new AI-powered cybersecurity and threat intelligence software solutions have emerged to help enterprises secure their assets at scale and keep up with the ever-changing threatscape.
THE ROLE OF DATA PROTECTION IN TODAY’S WORLD
With data driving business practices and becoming more valuable by the day, data protection is no longer optional for enterprises. Data protection also extends to protect against accidental data loss and hacking attempts on your ecosystem. Protecting your enterprise cyber security makes good business sense: it protects against theft of sensitive information, accidental loss or destruction and other potential threats from malicious actors trying to gain access to valuable company data.
As a cybersecurity team that works with hundreds of organizations, Resecurity, an LA-based cybersecurity and threat intelligence company, has seen a spike in attacks against digital identity, including business email compromises and credentials spraying designed to steal or uncover re-used login credentials to gain access. Most of the time, these attacks lead to the compromise of remote access via SSO and VPN logins (originally designed to protect organizations) that ultimately allow the threat actors to penetrate the enterprise network and access critical resources.
However, you can’t protect what you don’t have visibility into. With the world creating 2.5 quintillion data bytes daily (that’s 18 zeros), many businesses have trouble gaining visibility into their data, digital ecosystem and the possible risks they’re facing.
This is where cybersecurity and threat intelligence has come into play.
THREAT INTELLIGENCE AS YOUR SECRET WEAPON
Threat intelligence is a collection of data that provides information about the most common and latest threats you need to be aware of. It involves collecting and analyzing information about threats, such as hacker techniques, vulnerabilities in software, and exploits. When used correctly, threat intelligence allows an organization to be proactive and take steps to mitigate vulnerabilities before bad actors or hackers exploit them.
Resecurity is a pioneer of AI-powered threat intelligence solutions that organizations can implement quickly and at scale to protect their business. Resecurity’s cyber threat intelligence platform, Context, accelerates analysis, prevention and investigation workflows with lightning-fast search and data science and contextualizes threat data to make it clear and actionable.
Through Resecurity, security teams can transform from managing many streams of raw intelligence and false positives to leveraging a single tool that provides a one-stop-shop for comprehensive threat intelligence data and real-time insights. By incorporating AI into their technology, organizations can decrease the time to identify cyber threats, save labor costs, reduce human errors and maximize their ROI.
The main goal of Resecurity’s cyber threat intelligence platform is to give its customers early-warning notifications and increased visibility into threats targeting them, minimizing potential negative impacts. Resecurity has built one of the largest Dark Web intelligence repositories with over 3.4 billion records, and has cyber intelligence analysts deployed across all continents to gather the most relevant and actual data to help our clients protect their business.
Organizations who implement threat intelligence technologies minimize the risk of being breached by having actionable insights on their current threat landscape, new tactics, techniques and procedures (TTPs) of threat actors and real-time threat detection that allows their security or IT teams to respond before it impacts the business.
SECURING YOUR ORGANIZATION FROM THE INSIDE OUT
There is no question we will continue to see our digital landscape become the most prominent battlefield for criminals and nation-state actors. Today, business leaders and CISOs should focus on employee protection, remote access hardening and configuration security assessment to prevent network intrusions and data theft across the entire IT ecosystem.
Organizations that take advantage of threat intelligence will inherently enhance their security posture. When adding the layer of AI-powered threat intelligence systems that can pull information from far more sources than any human could analyze alone, enterprises can go beyond only responding to threats they already know about to proactively detecting and responding to threats they had no idea existed.
Like any other form of combat, having the right people, cybersecurity awareness training, intelligence and technology in place are essential to protect your organization on today’s cyber battlefield.
Learn more at resecurity.com.