We’re now in the age of Augment Reality (A.R) and Artificial Intelligence (A.I) growing stronger and taking up more space in regular lives and becoming a norm. There are now only a handful of things that cannot be saved to the cloud or in some ‘safe space’ in your computer drives.

The wider adoption of hi-tech AI and the daily-mandate use of improved technologies brings with it fast-growing equally fast-growing cyber threats. At the opposite end of these cyber threats are businesses and enterprises trying to protect their data from malware, malicious data, and cyber attacks.

The foundation of a business, previously consisting of assets, funds, liabilities, and manpower now comes with an addition of computer intelligence – which of course brings the risk of cyber threats and adds another core component – Cyber Threat Intelligence Tools.

This blog is a Guide to Open Source Threat IntelligenceTools (OSINT), Cyber Tfast-growing threat Intelligence Tools and, CyberThreat Intelligence Platforms.

Firstly, What is OSINT?

OSINT is perhaps the most widely used of all threat intelligence subtypes.

In this context, OSINT is described as the nature of the data being analyzed.

The term ‘Open Source’ refers specifically to information available for public consumption. If any special tools or techniques are required to access a piece of information, it cannot be termed as open source. The key phrase here is ‘publicly available. Open-source information is not limited to information made available by the major search engines/ Google found web pages and other resources, certainly constitute massive sources of open-source open-source information, but they are far from being the only available sources for accumulating open-source information. A lot of government agencies, CERTs, Universities, and other organizations provide open source threat intelligence.

OSINT tools help enterprises tackle the following threats:

Cyber Threats

  • Data breaches targeting corporate and customer information
  • Phishing, business email compromise (BEC), and other forms of impersonation
  • Malware and ransomware attacks
  • Credential stuffing
  • SIM swapping
  • Distributed denial of services (DDoS) attacks
  • Zero-day exploits

Cyber-enabled Threats

  • Credit card fraud
  • Money laundering
  • Counterfeiting
  • Theft and gift card fraud
  • Workplace harassment
  • Insider threats

Physical Security Threats

  • VIP-targeted doxxing and harassment
  • Travel risk management
  • Event monitoring
  • Crises like terrorism and natural disasters

Moving on to, Threat Intelligence Platforms

A TIP can be deployed as either a software-as-a-service (SaaS) or as an on-premises solution.

A Threat Intelligence Platform (TIP) is a solution that helps organizations aggregate, correlate, and analyze threat intelligence data from multiple sources in real-time to support defensive actions. It enables threat analysts to spend their time analyzing data and investigating potential security threats rather than spending their time collecting and managing data. Moreover, a TIP allows security and threat intelligence teams to easily share threat intelligence data with other stakeholders and security systems.

Lastly, Threat Analysis Tools

According to a blog post by EC-Council, “The global cyber threat intelligence market in 2020 has risen to a higher standard, and it is estimated that it will reach USD 12.8 billion in 2025.”

As stated above, we discussed how with the wide adoption of technology, the risk of cyber threats grows at an even faster pace. In such cases, it’s essential to be one step ahead of the threat. Threat Analysis Tools are the defense system that’ll keep your threat actors ahead of their game at all times.

Following are some of the most effective and essential tools to create a strong Cybersecurity defense system:

  1. SIEM/Analytics Systems
  2. Threat Intelligence Providers
  3. Network Traffic Analysis Platforms
  4. Deception Platform
  5. Breach Simulation Platforms
  6. XDR Systems

To conclude, the most important asset of an enterprise is it’sdefenseits defense system against cyberthreats, Securaais here to help you provide automation and Top Threat Intelligence Tool Platforms around existing defense systems to tackle modern cyber security threats.