Changing the Way We Deliver Vulnerability and Threat Intelligence
We are making some changes to the way Cisco Security provides and shares vulnerability and threat intelligence to make it more consumable by our customers and the security community. The Cisco Security IntelliShield Service has been successfully delivering multi-vendor security intelligence to our customers for 15 years. During this time, the security intelligence market has […]
Hook, Line & Sinker: Catching Unsuspecting Users Off Guard
This post was authored by Earl Carter. Attackers are constantly looking for ways to monetize their malicious activity. In many instances this involves targeting user data and accounts. Talos continues to see phishing attacks targeting customers of multiple high profile financial institutions. In the past couple of months, we have observed phishing attacks against various […]
Three Key Considerations When Evaluating Threat Intelligence Solutions
To address today’s evolving threat landscape, there’s been a shift from traditional event-driven security to intelligence-led security. Threat intelligence plays an integral role in this shift. When you hear the term “Threat Intelligence,” it’s easy to have preconceived notions of what it means. Gartner defines threat intelligence as “evidence-based knowledge, including context, mechanisms, indicators, implications […]
Big Data: Observing a Phishing Attack Over Years
Overview Phishing attacks use social engineering in an attempt to lure victims to fake websites. The websites could allow the attacker to retrieve sensitive or private information such as usernames, passwords, and credit card details. Attacks of this kind have been around since 1995, evolving in sophistication in order to increase their success rate. Up until now, […]
Our Unofficial Top Ten Cyber Trends for 2014
(I pulled this list together with the help of my colleague Martin Chorich. Or maybe it was the other way around. ) Every year, publications ranging from supermarket tabloids to serious academic journals issue forecasts for the coming year. Those with foresight hold on to these articles and read them again the following December for […]
Effective Global Threat Intelligence Doesn’t Just Happen
The concept of crowd sourcing cyber intelligence may sound like an unstructured process, but there’s more to it than that. First, you need to remember that all crowds consist of collections of individuals contributing to the community knowledge base. Second, someone has to take responsibility for gathering data from the crowd, analyzing it, and refining it into actionable information that crowd members can apply to their unique situations.
Making Global Threat Intelligence Locally Actionable
In this video blog post John Stewart, Cisco's Chief Security Officer (CSO) and Senior Vice President, highlights the fact that there is a wealth of threat intelligence available on a global basis and how to best make use of that intelligence data to protect our network infrastructure.
Missing the Mark on Cloud-based Intelligence
This week, Juniper Networks announced a new cloud-based threat intelligence service focused on fingerprinting attackers’ individual devices. We’d like to officially welcome Juniper to the cloud-based security intelligence market—a space where Cisco has a proven track record of leadership through Security Intelligence Operations (SIO). Imitation is indeed the sincerest form of flattery, but in Juniper’s […]