Intelligent threat intelligence

Dr David Chismon, Security Consultant
March, 2015

The concept of threat intelligence is alluring – marketed as a powerful tool to help manage business risk at all levels of an organization. Yet although an increasingly popular “must-have” for organizations, there is little consensus on what it actually is, or how to use it. To address this, F-Secure Consulting reviewed the area and designed a framework for threat intelligence that can be scaled to different sectors, sizes of organization, and organizational goals.

We discovered that there’s a wide array of threat intelligence products is now on offer in the marketplace. However, without any real understanding of what they need or why, organizations risk investing large amounts of time and money with little positive effect on security.


The paper we’ve produced is the product of literature reviews, internal experience, and a large number of interviews with people involved in threat intelligence and related fields across a range of organizations.


The paper is currently open for comments, if you have any feedback, please contact enquiries@cpni.gsi.gov.uk.

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