Commissioned by Webroot, the market leader in cloud-based, real-time internet threat detection, and in partnership with the Ponemon Institute, the study indicates that most companies believe threat intelligence is essential for a well-rounded cybersecurity defence and has proven effective in stopping security incidents. However, improvements are necessary to make threat intelligence more timely, accurate and actionable in order to strengthen an organization’s security posture.
Key findings from the Cyber Threat Intelligence Study include:
The new survey features perspectives from 693 IT and IT security professionals in the U.S., with sixty-one percent of respondents in the Fortune 1,000, Global 2,000 and the Forbes List of the Largest Private Companies. It concluded that companies see the potential benefits and importance of having cyber threat intelligence. However, participants are wary of the reliability of this intelligence, as well as its ability to be actionable. Further, respondents are also dissatisfied with perceived threat intelligence deficiencies, such as a surplus of alerts and false positives that make it difficult to respond to breaches.
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