Cyber Threat Intelligence (CTI) in a Nutshell — 1

Hackers are working to stay ahead of security programs and find new ways to break through organizations’ networks, so it is important that security experts use proactive best practices to prevent incidents.

Like intelligence, it provides valuable cyber threats — additional cyber threat information that reduces uncertainty and helps consumers identify threats and opportunities.


Hackers are working to stay ahead of security programs and find new ways to break through organizations’ networks, so it is important that security experts use proactive best practices to prevent incidents. One of the best ways to do this is to understand and evaluate information about your organization’s cyber threats, and then apply that knowledge to ongoing efforts. With the right cyber threats, intelligence is present, you can take every step towards as good cybersecurity as possible.


Cyber threat information refers to the data that organizations collect and use to better understand past, present, and future threats. The information collected provides context to the operations on an organization’s network and helps identify potential threats and remain protected from future attacks. Organizations need to understand the attacker’s next steps so they can proactively defend their sensitive data and prevent future attacks.

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CTI provides information on malicious actors, their tools, their infrastructure, and their methods for;

● Identifying types of attacks,

● Defining, guiding, and prioritizing operational requirements,

● Understanding threat actor capability, tactics, techniques, and procedures,

● Deploying detection systems,

● Developing defense strategies.


Even though more can be added, we can classify the top threats as follow;

● Malware,

● Web-based attacks,

● Web application attacks,

● Denial of Service,

● Botnets,

● Phishing,

● Spam,

● Ransomware,

● Insider threat,

● Physical manipulation/damage/theft/loss,

● Exploit kits,

● Data breaches,

● Identity theft,

● Information leakage,

● Advanced Persisten