What is Threat Intelligence?
Threat intelligence is a key tool in helping your organisation combat the millions of threats being launched by cyber criminals each year, but what exactly is it?
Threat intelligence, or cyber threat intelligence, is data and knowledge about known and emerging security threats – what they look like, how they work, how they impact your organisation and how they can be stopped. It is particularly important for identifying and blocking new and emerging threats, more of which have been seen during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Why is Threat Intelligence Important?
With cyber crime on the rise and cyber criminals always looking for the newest and most sophisticated way to access your data, threat intelligence allows you to have you finger firmly on the pulse. Having access to up-to-the-minute data about world-wide email threats, and other trends in email-related cyber crime, enables you to quickly update your IT Team and security defenses, allowing them to effectively block attacks that could impact your organisation.
Adding threat intelligence to your organisations cyber security tool kit is great way to be able to stay one step ahead of the thousands of cyber criminals out there and blocking their attacks.
Threat Intelligence from Mimecast
Mimecast’s industry-leading threat intelligence is gathered by their own team of globally distributed analysts and security researchers. They are continuously monitoring threats across billions of emails each month, analysing and investigating attacks and developing sophisticated and timely threat intelligence to rapidly apply updates to Mimecast security solutions.
It is important to note that threat intelligence, while a key tool, should only be one element of your cyber security strategy. Read more about how you can keep your organisation secure as we get used to a ‘new normal’