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Threat Intelligence

1/5/2017
02:30 PM
Terry Sweeney
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Buy Or Activate?

Organizations and infosec staff may be surprised to find they're already sitting on top of some sort of threat intel feed or service that hasn't been activated. So instead of putting money into a new solution, it may be more economical to buy a license for something that's already there and turning it on, Webroot's Dufour advises.

'It takes some work to set up, but many times organizations already have the visibility they need,' he added. Users may not have the threat data feed set to run against other security information, and may only be able to see what's being blocked or attacked. The CISO doesn't always know every permutation, but an infosec pro knows what's happening in her appliance.

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Buy Or Activate?

Organizations and infosec staff may be surprised to find they're already sitting on top of some sort of threat intel feed or service that hasn't been activated. So instead of putting money into a new solution, it may be more economical to buy a license for something that's already there and turning it on, Webroot's Dufour advises.

"It takes some work to set up, but many times organizations already have the visibility they need," he added. Users may not have the threat data feed set to run against other security information, and may only be able to see what's being blocked or attacked. The CISO doesn't always know every permutation, but an infosec pro knows what's happening in her appliance.

Image Source: Wikimedia Commons

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michaelfillin
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michaelfillin,
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1/5/2017 | 4:37:49 PM
$5.8 billion
$5.8 billion, really ? Can't trust that
RetiredUser
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RetiredUser,
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1/5/2017 | 11:04:41 PM
Re: $5.8 billion
Michael, I think that makes sense if you look at the breakdown.  Keep in mind that this is a wide-ranging examination and as we in the tech world know, costs are in every nook and cranny.

The scope of the report looks at the whole threat intelligence security market and covers all the solutions below:
  • Security Information And Event Management (SIEM)
  • Log Management
  • Identity and Access Management (IAM)
  • Security and Vulnerability Management (SVM)
  • Risk Management
  • Incident Forensics

That's already quite a bit of annual $$ right there per solution.  Then the service breakdown below is also considered. 
  • Managed Services
    • Advance Threat Monitoring
    • Security Intelligence Feeds
  • Professional Services
    • Consulting Services
    • Training and Support

Considering the projection covers SMBs and Large Enterprises, all the major verticals and the North America, European, Asia-Pacific, Middle East & Africa, and Latin America markets, I actually wonder if the $$ assessment won't be found wanting by that time.

I understand your intitial doubt, but I work for a company that just spent about $25M on technology over the last couple years, not including budget for Security to secure that tech.  That's one major company in one major vertical in Tech.

I think the numbers are starting to look pretty solid with the scope in mind, and knowing the threat activity that is out there now and what we've seen in the past. 
cemal.dikmen
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1/15/2017 | 8:11:20 AM
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lack of suitable technologies (525%). Did you mean 52%???
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