For anyone reading the news regularly, it’s not hard to grasp that cyber threats are getting more sophisticated and damaging by the day. From a security technology provider’s perspective, I can add that tackling them is a fast mounting challenge for the millions of businesses that come under attack daily.
Modern cybersecurity technologies – assuming you have already put in place the right professionals, policies, and processes − are a must. But organizations deploying them need to look beyond the boxes that sit on their racks.
What underpins your security appliances is invisible, but plays a pivotal role in ensuring that those boxes block the threats that imperil your business. Threat intelligence − or more specifically, the security appliances’ ability to know the ins-and-outs of the evolving threat landscape and then respond to them appropriately – is the fuel that powers your cyber defenses.