Revisited After a Decade: The Optimist’s Cybercrime Predictions for 2011

In 2010, in a different world where no one has heard about lockdowns and social distancing, I wrote an article on SecurityWeek – The Optimist’s Cybercrime Predictions for 2011. While I was not very original in my choice of subject, as the end of every year provides security bloggers worldwide with an easy choice of subject to write […]

When it Comes to Threat Intelligence, a Multi-Vendor Strategy is Needed

The fact that there is no silver bullet for cyber security, but instead every organization needs to work with a variety of vendors, has shaped the common practices of how we purchase security solutions. In many cases, there’s a checklist – we need a firewall, an end-point protection solution, a SIEM, a penetration service, a cloud […]

So Wait, What Exactly IS the Dark Web?

Cyber security always had a thing with terminology. Back in the day, its very name was the subject of many articles that tried to explain how “Cyber” is different than traditional infosec. The term “Advanced Persistent Threats” was also under scrutiny when it became popularized, with many experts claiming that certain nation-state attacks were not […]

We Need Better Classification of Threat Intelligence

The threat intelligence landscape has vastly changed over the years. While the term was originally used to refer to malware Indicators of Compromise (IOC) – lists of known malware signatures and the servers those malware communicate with, a method to identify infected devices within corporate networks – as time went by vendors have broadly expanded […]

IntelFinder Launches ThreatConnect Integration

Threat Intelligence Vendor IntelFinder Partners with ThreatConnect to Provide Integration with the Popular Threat Intelligence Platform HERZELIYA, ISRAEL — August 2020 IntelFinder is pleased to announce its integration with ThreatConnect®, as part of its participation in the ThreatConnect Developer Partner Program. As a member of the Developer Partner Program, IntelFinder can now offer ThreatConnect users […]

The Dark Web Intelligence Purchasing Guide

In my last column on SecurityWeek, I’ve provided tips on how to pick the best threat intelligence vendors to support the unique needs of your organization. While the column referred to threat intelligence vendors in general, my original idea for an article was to focus on dark web intelligence providers. After claiming most organizations may […]

Finding the Right Threat Intelligence Vendors

In May 2019, Flashpoint CEO Josh Lefkowitz shared in SecurityWeek tips for evaluating threat intelligence vendors that cover the deep and dark web. While indeed helpful for those who seek such services, as I have established in my previous column, not every company actually needs deep and dark web monitoring. Therefore, I wanted to look at the entire […]

Balancing False Positives and True Positives on IntelFinder

One of the realities of every intelligence service is the need to balance false and true positives. If the criteria that is used to determine if something is suspicious is too permissive, too many intelligence alerts will be generated on findings that should not have been reported on, as they are not truly relevant. Alternatively, […]

Why You May Not Need to Monitor the Dark Web

In recent years, the “Dark Web” has become mainstream. In the past, this collection of forums, chat rooms, marketplaces and tools populated by cybercriminals and other types of threat actors, used to be known mainly to law enforcement agents, security professionals and fraud teams, who were responsible of protecting organizations from the threats that emanated […]