Threat Intelligence: Where to Start & What to Ask

Part of the Dark Reading Cybersecurity Crash Course

The good news in IT security is that there is a growing list of resources and services that can inform you on the latest threats in cyber space and the criticality of each. The bad news is that with so many sources and so much data, using threat intelligence to improve your cyber defenses can be a bewildering process. In this session, you'll get a look at some of the different types and sources of threat intelligence data, and you'll get advice on how to choose the right ones – and how to use these varied information sources to improve your defenses.

On Demand
1h 00min

Attend this session and you'll:

  • Learn what questions to ask business managers, engineers, and even machines before you even think about collecting and analyzing threat intel data
  • Hear about all the things your service providers might never have told you about collecting threat data
  • Know what questions to ask your threat intelligence platform providers before making a big investment

Featured Speakers

  • Sara Peters
    Sara Peters
    Senior Editor
    Dark Reading

    Sara Peters is Senior Editor at Dark Reading and formerly the editor-in-chief of Enterprise Efficiency. Prior that she was senior editor for the Computer Security Institute, writing and speaking about virtualization, identity management, cybersecurity law, and a myriad of other topics. She authored the 2009 CSI Computer Crime and Security Survey and founded the CSI Working Group on Web Security Research Law -- a collaborative project that investigated the dichotomy between laws regulating software vulnerability disclosure and those regulating Web vulnerability disclosure.

  • Paul Battista
    Paul Battista

    Paul Battista is CEO and Co-Founder of Polarity, creator of the world's first commercial memory augmentation platform. Prior to Polarity, Paul was an intelligence officer for the United States Government and participated in all elements of the intelligence cycle from planning operations through dissemination to senior policy makers in the White House. Before his government service, Paul was a senior engineer for Aetna Inc., a penetration tester, and incident responder for multiple Fortune 100 customers.

  • Bryan  Geraldo
    Bryan Geraldo
    Sr. Director, Professional Services, Customer Success

    Mr. Geraldo is a proven security practitioner and manager with over 22 years of experience in information technology and over 18 years focused predominantly on conducting ethical hacking projects. As a consultant, manager, and owner of a private IT security consultancy, Mr. Geraldo managed and successfully executed large-scale security projects including long-term penetration testing, security assessments, compliance gap analysis, and IT security policy/program development. In addition to a strong broad understanding of various areas of IT security, Mr. Geraldo has spent the last fourteen (14) years performing evaluations of utilities’ SCADA/Process Control environments with an emphasis on maintaining operational reliability while enhancing IT security. Currently Mr. Geraldo runs Anomali's Professional service organization that includes one of the Threat Research teams, which is focused on providing client services ranging from topical Threat Intelligence research to malware analysis.

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