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Moving Toward a Security Intelligence Program
By The Recorded Future Team
For the past 10 years, Recorded Future has focused on empowering organizations to take a proactive approach to cybersecurity. We've done this by collecting and analyzing threat data from the broadest range of sources and producing threat intelligence to help organizations gain insight into the intentions and techniques of cyber adversaries. This enables them to work smarter and stop threats faster. Since the beginning, our work has been grounded in three fundamental ideas:
Threat intelligence must provide the context to enable informed decisions and take action.
Threat intelligence is knowledge that allows you to prevent or mitigate cyberattacks. To be effective, threat intelligence needs to be timely, clear, and action able. It has to come at the right time, in a form that is understandable. It should enrich your knowledge, not complicate the decision-making process. It should help put everybody in your organization on the same page.
People and machines work better together.
Machines can process and categorize raw data orders exponentially faster than humans. On the other hand, humans can perform intuitive, big-picture analysis much better than any artificial intelligence — as long as they're not overwhelmed with sorting through huge data sets and doing tedious research. When people and machines are paired, each works smarter, saving time and money, reducing human burnout, and improving security overall.
Threat intelligence is for everyone.
No matter what security role you play, threat intelligence makes a difference. It's not a separate domain of secu rity — it's context that helps you work smarter, whether you're staffing a SOC, managing vulnerabilities, or making high-level security decisions. But to make things easier, not harder, threat intelligence should integrate with the solutions and workflows you already rely on, and it should be easy to implement.
Embracing a Broader Security Philosophy
These concepts guide and motivate all that we do at Recorded Future. And today, as organizations become increasingly cloud-based, distributed, and complex in their push for digital transformation, the need for actionable, automated threat intelligence for everyone has never been greater. Yet, as digital businesses continue to evolve, they're being bombarded with cyber threats from all angles — from the open web and dark web, to partners and third parties, to brand attacks, to internal threats — and digital risk is at an all-time high. Without a true, comprehensive view of their entire threat landscape, organizations are vulnerable to attacks that could disrupt or even completely stop business.
As our team continues to innovate and evolve our solutions to help modern organizations proactively mitigate risk and stay ahead of threats of all kinds, we've embraced a broader philosophy for security that addresses holistic organizational risk in the digital age.
Security Intelligence: Greater Than the Sum of Its Parts
We call this comprehensive philosophy security intelligence because it goes beyond just threat intelligence (though threat intelligence remains a key principle), and encompasses digital risk protection and third-party risk management — all powered by our leading technology, the Security Intelligence Graph. This is not new technology for Recorded Future, but it is a new philosophy for how to amplify the effectiveness of security teams and tools. Embracing security intelligence as the common thread in exposing unknown threats, informing better decisions, and driving a common understanding, ultimately enables you to accelerate risk reduction across your organization.