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Elevate your cybersecurity game with Kris Hermans' comprehensive guide to Cyber Threat Intelligence (CTI).


In the ever-evolving world of cybersecurity, understanding and implementing effective CTI has become increasingly critical. Kris Hermans, a renowned expert in cybersecurity, offers a definitive resource for mastering CTI, enabling you to stay ahead of threats and protect your organization.

Cyber Threat Intelligence

  • 1. Introduction

    • The importance of Cyber Threat Intelligence (CTI)

    2. Understanding Cyber Threat Intelligence

    • Defining CTI
    • The role of CTI in enterprise security
    • Different types of CTI: strategic, tactical, operational, and technical

    3. Building a Cyber Threat Intelligence Program

    • Assessing the current security posture
    • Setting goals and objectives for the CTI program
    • Aligning the CTI program with organizational needs

    4. Sourcing and Collecting Cyber Threat Intelligence

    • Public and private intelligence sources
    • Building relationships with external partners
    • Techniques for collecting and aggregating CTI

    5. Analysing and Processing Cyber Threat Intelligence

    • The intelligence analysis lifecycle
    • Tools and techniques for CTI analysis
    • Turning raw data into actionable intelligence

    6. Integrating CTI into Security Operations

    • The role of CTI in the Security Operations Center (SOC)
    • Enriching security tools with CTI data
    • Integrating CTI into incident response and vulnerability management processes

    7. Developing and Implementing Threat Intelligence Sharing Programs

    • The benefits of threat intelligence sharing
    • Establishing trust relationships and confidentiality agreements
    • Sharing formats and protocols: STIX, TAXII, MISP, etc.

    8. Privacy and Legal Considerations in CTI

    • Data privacy regulations and their impact on CTI
    • Legal issues related to collecting and sharing CTI
    • Ensuring compliance with applicable laws and regulations

    9. Measuring the Effectiveness of a CTI Program

    • Key performance indicators (KPIs) and metrics for CTI
    • Evaluating the impact of CTI on security operations
    • Continuous improvement and optimization of the CTI program

    10. Human Factors in Cyber Threat Intelligence

    • The role of security analysts in CTI
    • Building and managing a CTI team
    • Training and professional development for CTI analysts

    11. Advanced Techniques and Technologies in CTI

    • Machine learning and artificial intelligence in CTI
    • Automation and orchestration of CTI processes
    • Emerging trends and future directions in CTI

    12. Case Studies: Successful CTI Programs in Enterprises

    • Real-world examples of effective CTI implementations
    • Lessons learned and best practices from successful CTI programs

    13. Building a CTI-Driven Security Strategy

    • Integrating CTI into security policies and procedures
    • Aligning CTI with broader risk management and business objectives
    • Building a security culture that embraces CTI

    14. Challenges and Future Trends in Cyber Threat Intelligence

    • Evolving threats and the role of CTI in addressing them
    • The impact of new technologies on CTI strategies
    • Anticipating and adapting to future challenges in CTI

    15. Conclusion
    16. About the author

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