Top 3 Benefits Cyber Threat Intelligence (CTI) Can Bring to Your Business


By Dmitry Bestuzhev, Senior CTI Director, BlackBerry

The cyber threat landscape has never been more complex, and the need for cybersecurity has never been more critical. If you want your organization to succeed, you must be capable of anticipating and withstanding attacks, quickly recovering from cyber incidents, and adapting to the evolving threat landscape.

Cyber Threat Intelligence can help by delivering actionable signals on specific areas of interest most relevant to your organization: Who are the adversaries targeting my industry in my region? What are their motivations? What weapons do they use? How do they operate? What would be the impact if they succeed?

Threat Intelligence delivers the components needed to improve prevention, detection, response, and recovery so organizations can stay on top of cyber threat activity and, like a savvy chess player, anticipate their opponents' next moves. Understanding when and exactly how threat actors have been successful at attacking another organization of interest can help you ensure they fail when trying to attack yours.

Here are the top three benefits Cyber Threat Intelligence (CTI) can bring to your organization today:

  • Effective Threat Modeling: CTI provides contextual, actionable insights into threat actors' operations targeting your areas of interest. It helps organizations stay ahead of upcoming campaigns and proactively identify vulnerabilities and gaps in protection and detection scopes. By leveraging this intelligence, organizations better understand the specific threats relevant to their systems and assets, enabling them to prioritize and focus their threat modeling efforts effectively.
  • Proactive Threat Hunting and Faster Incident Response: By employing applied countermeasure rules, such as detection rules for a file system, network layer, and system behavior, organizations can proactively confirm any signs of potential compromise within the network and systems before significant damage happens. During an incident, contextual CTI enables responders to make informed decisions at the right time, prioritize their actions, and tailor their response strategies to prevent future incidents.
  • Cost Savings Through Improved Strategical Security Decisions: CTI enables boards and decision-makers to understand the evolving threat landscape, assess an organization's risks, and allocate resources effectively. By leveraging CTI, it's possible to prioritize security investments and avoid unnecessary spending on general or less critical security measures. In the long run, this will reduce the costs that often come with the consequences of security incidents, such as downtime, reputational damage, and lost data.

To begin implementing Threat Intelligence in your cyber defense strategy, look for a professional CTI service that suits your needs.

At BlackBerry, CylanceINTELLIGENCE provides organizations with faster access to contextual threat intelligence to stop breaches, identify a breach that may have occurred, and give security teams insight into who threat actors are, what motivates them, how they operate, and how to take a proactive stance to defend their enterprise. In doing so, organizations can become cyber resilient, gaining the ability to anticipate and withstand attacks, recover from cyber events, and adapt to a changing threat landscape. To learn more, visit

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