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July 2021

How to Assess and Up-level Your Organization's Maturity for SOAR, Gartner's Take

Earlier this year, Gartner published its latest research on the Security Orchestration, Automation and Response (SOAR) market in a report entitled, “Is Your Organization Mature Enough for SOAR?”. We’ve been talking to clients about this very subject and agree with Gartner that SOAR tools can increase SecOps efficiency and consistency, provided organizations have laid the proper groundwork.

Are You Prepared for the Surge in Ransomware?

Incidents of ransomware have been increasing and evolving steadily for years as financially motivated adversaries shift tactics when one is no longer profitable. Unfortunately, many organizations haven’t been able to adapt their security operations to keep up. Back in 2019, 60% of organizations told ESG that they experienced a ransomware attack that year, with 29% reporting that attacks happened at least on a weekly basis.

ThreatQ Data Exchange Unlocks the Value of Industry Threat Intelligence Sharing

There’s no doubt that an analyst’s ability to efficiently share curated threat intelligence has a significant impact on the success of their organization’s overall security operations. In fact, this capability is so important that removing barriers to sharing threat information is the first requirement outlined in the Executive Order issued by the White House on May 12, 2021.

SANS 2021 Cyber Threat Intelligence Survey Report:

The past year has been filled with changes to almost every aspect of daily life, and cyber threat intelligence (CTI) work did not go untouched. CTI is analyzed information about the capabilities, opportunities, and intent of adversaries conducting cyber operations. Adversaries tend to operate in and across digital networks and equipment that shape and impact businesses, critical infrastructure, and people's daily lives. Even with the difficulties that 2020 brought, CTI work has continued to grow and mature.

SANS 2021 Report: Top Skills Analysts Need to Master

Organizations are steadily investing in and improving their security operations, leading to an unprecedented demand for security-related roles and skills. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, it is expected that information security analyst jobs will increase 31% from 2019 to 2029. With this, analysts are expected to be masters of the craft, or "all-around defenders." In this report, you will learn: Learn the skills security analysts need to master to make them successful by downloading the report.

Hangin' with Haig: Conversations Beyond the Keyboard with Guest Mark Bartlett

Behind marketing buzzwords, product pitches, and business cycles, the complex cybersecurity market often forgets about the force that makes our world turn: the people that are embedded within it. That’s why we’ve created a livestream series that isn’t a pitch or demo, but a highlight of a star player– whether it be a non-profit partner or SOC leader, who has a tale to tell.

5 Tips to Improve Threat Report Analysis and Action

Most organizations have more threat intelligence than they know what to do with, from a variety of sources – commercial, open source, government, industry sharing groups and security vendors. Bombarded by millions of threat data points every day, it can seem impossible to appreciate or realize the full value of third-party data.