Threat Intelligence: A CISO ROI Guide - Focus on Real-Time Threat Intelligence
Stop the Budget Drain and Strain of Old Threat Data you Don’t Use
In our first post, we talked about how cyber threat intelligence can help you save tangible dollars and reduce corporate risk of a data breach by using Threat Reconnaissance to prevent attacks.
Even in organizations that have already shored up their defenses and reduced their risk by 75%, Pure Signal Recon helped close gaps. This Fortune 10 organization reduced costs to their budget by $1.78M over three years. This reduction was made by simply trimming down their overlapping threat intelligence feeds and focusing on real-time actionable information.
Let’s talk about when having too much of a good thing can weigh down your budget and hold a threat hunting team back.
Too many tools are the curse of many cybersecurity organizations. These tools can come from previous administrations, are typically only partially implemented and then rendered unusable, perhaps they come from a simple case of ‘we’ve always done it like this’. Or maybe it is vendor curated intelligence that may or may not be applicable to what you care about at the moment. When threat intelligence isn’t the right fit, it becomes another drain on the budget as well as taking up analyst time as they decide if the information is relevant.
“Recon has allowed us to pay more attention to the [bad] actors instead of reading reports about [them]. It has allowed us to create our own intelligence, monitor our stuff better,
and react to things much faster.” Lead security analyst
Threat Intelligence Tool x Training x Integration x Complexity = Cost
This enterprise security team supports a Fortune 10 retail organization, and by identifying where data was duplicated, they were able to save $1.7M over three years, sunsetting 3 out of their 15 threat intelligence sources. By activating their subscription to Pure Signal Recon, for the first time, they were enabled to:
Work with real time data outside of their network perimeter
Gain actionable insights faster due to fewer tools and complexity
Uncover critical threat actor information specific to their organization
Pure Signal Recon provided them the visibility, data, and vital knowledge about threat actor infrastructure to preemptively stop attacks and shut down malicious communications. What was the pay off?
Created of custom playbooks using a combination of Recon, their internal security data, and Recon-sourced data
Reduced the budget by $1.78M by unsubscribing to two cyber-intelligence solutions and reports the first year and an additional solution starting the second year
Decreased reliance on lower value vendor-created intelligence reports and data because they could respond based on the real-time raw intelligence from Pure Signal Recon
Learn more about how you can get started on the path towards reducing data breaches and utilizing real-time threat intelligence, request a free copy of the full financial analysis of Threat Reconnaissance here.
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