Security Alliance has achieved CBEST Threat Intelligence provider status. CBEST is a ground-breaking and targeted cyber assessment scheme, created and run by the Bank of England.
This accreditation recognises Security Alliance’s competency in delivering cyber threat intelligence services to the Finance sector.
“Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted.”
The application of traditional threat intelligence to the field of information security is a relatively young one. As the ability of the community to collect and share intelligence grows, the techniques we use to analyse it become more sophisticated. Assuming we have access to a “firehose” of big data, how can we model and analyse security threats most effectively? This question has led to many organisations attempting to standardise the process and provide a consistent way of distributing threat data. How effective are they at doing this, and how could they be better? How can we better use these imperfect sources of intelligence to inform our analyses?
According to industry reports and surveys, cyber-criminals are systematically targeting the legal sector: it was reported to be the third most targeted sector in February 2016. Yet, there seems to be a lack of a single point of reference when it comes to community sharing platforms designed to raise cyber situational awareness between firms. This lack of information and intelligence sharing across the wider industry is assessed as a being inadequate, considering the severity of the threat law firms face globally.