A threat intelligence platform is an all-in-one solution that collects and analyzes threat data for the benefit of security teams. It arms cybersecurity analysts, incident response, risk management and executive teams with curated threat intelligence to reduce the time it takes to detect and respond to cyberattacks and prevent them from happening in the first place.
The best threat intelligence platforms use dynamic data sources to converge external intelligence with internal information to deliver high-fidelity, actionable intelligence for threat detection and response. They also support collaboration with other teams and organizations to accelerate course of action development, mitigation planning and execution.
Some threat intelligence platforms are integrated with security tools like SIEM to enhance the performance of the tools themselves. Others work with other security technologies like firewalls or endpoint protection systems. Some of the most powerful threat intelligence platforms are part of a community of cybersecurity companies and organizations that share information about threats, vulnerabilities and attacks in real-time.
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These communities use a shared language to define and share indicators of compromise (IoCs), metadata, feeds, visualization and integration capabilities. They are often organized into groups based on geographic region or industry to facilitate information sharing and collaborative analysis. They can also help prioritize, analyze and communicate threat-related information to ensure the right people are aware of the most significant threats that could impact their organization. Many of these community-based threat intelligence platforms, such as MISP, are open source and free to join.