To break down cybersecurity silos, professionals must work together to share security information and build collaborative solutions to address the evolving cybersecurity threat landscape.
Threat intelligence is the glue that holds security together. It helps create a picture of the most serious threats facing any organization.
STIX is the language used to share cyberthreats, and all security professionals and organizations should know how to use it effectively.
Security researchers on the lookout for another resource to help with malware detection should consider the pattern-matching tool YARA.
Standards and specifications make threat intelligence sharing a more manageable and organized act, although competing standards may still muddy the waters.
Free malware analysis sandboxes can be used as a means of enhancing cybersecurity without a major drain on time, money and other resources.
Multilayered exchanges focused on shared threat intelligence can work to identify, stop and prevent security attacks, limiting the resulting damage.
Threat intelligence sharing is gaining acceptance and momentum in the security community. Here are a few suggestions to get started on the right foot.
Defenders must share threat data and methods across organizations and industries. Threat intelligence requires a common machine-readable format.
As the security threat landscape evolves, organizations should consider using STIX, TAXII and CybOX to help with standardizing threat information.