NEW YORK, July 28, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --As organizations recognize the need and importance of managing cyber threats, they need better situational awareness of their threat landscapes and the overall attack surface. They also need to know how to derive "intelligence" from their myriad of data sources. In order to help organizations meet these challenges head on, Deloitte Advisory cyber risk services announces further expansion of its vigilant managed services through an alliance with ThreatConnect™ to integrate the leading threat intelligence platform (TIP) into Deloitte Advisory's threat intelligence and analytics services.
"We're dedicated to providing a portfolio of tightly integrated cyber operations services that are focused on organization-specific threats so each can get in front of its own cyber risk and can innovate with confidence," said Adnan Amjad, cyber threat risk management practice leader for Deloitte Advisorycyber risk services and partner at Deloitte & Touche LLP. "By teaming with ThreatConnect, we can further enable organizations to enhance the value of their security technology investments, combat the fragmentation of their security organizations, and enhance their infrastructure with relevant threat intelligence across a scalable, integrated platform."
The TIP centralizes known indicators of compromise (IOCs) by aggregating a variety of data and enabling predictive modeling. TIP keeps up with the automated parts of the cybersecurity process to establish a faster, more streamlined process. It also automatically ingests all of the threat data, normalizes it and enriches it with data from partners and intelligence services. The platform is scalable and integrates the entire security infrastructure, from engaged teams to their processes, to their tools and systems. Organizations can automatically share IOCs to the relevant tool or system, right in the platform.
Adam Vincent, CEO of ThreatConnect said, "We understand that many organizations rely heavily on managed security service providers for cybersecurity support. Because Deloitte Advisory's vigilant managed services is at the top of this field, we look forward to being able to reach more markets through them. They have an advantage because they actually focus on business processes using their deep experience in leveraging analytic technologies to develop threat intelligence capabilities for clients. This is perfectly aligned with our beliefs and strategy."
Some of the key benefits of leveraging a next generation TIP into threat management and cyber risk programs include:
Uniting people, processes and technologies behind a cohesive, intelligence-driven defense against threats
Automating aggregation, normalization, enrichment and distribution of intelligence
Pivoting easily from one data point to another, uncovering patterns and gaining a full picture of cyber adversaries' TTPs
Managing a faster, more agile team by enabling better utilization of existing tools and processes
Contributing to and drawing from trusted communities to build a shared knowledge resource of common threat actors and tactics
Executives and directors expect their cybersecurity operations to be adapted to the specific risks that arise from their business strategies, such as digital or IoT innovations, or business events such as M&A. Having a threat intelligence platform is a great start, but an organization also needs to understand how to build and utilize the people, processes and results around that technology. The combination of Deloitte Advisory's deep industry knowledge, threat intelligence and advisory services, combined with ThreatConnect's TIP, offers the benefit of tailored threat insights and program development with an innovative technology. Amjad adds, "We've invested heavily in our cyber risk portfolio. It is designed to streamline gap and benefit analysis, threat and risk detection and roadmap development. It also is aligned with the business case for cyber risk investment that resonates with C-suites and boards."
ThreatConnect unites cybersecurity people, processes and technologies behind a cohesive intelligence-driven defense. Built for security teams at all maturity levels, the ThreatConnect platform enables organizations to benefit from their collective knowledge and talents; develop security processes; and leverage their existing technologies to identify, protect and respond to threats in a measurable way. More than 1,200 companies and agencies worldwide use ThreatConnect to maximize the value of their security technology investments, combat the fragmentation of their security organizations, and enhance their infrastructure with relevant threat intelligence. To register for a free ThreatConnect account or learn more, visit: www.threatconnect.com.
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Deloitte Advisory's cyber risk services help complex organizations more confidently leverage advanced technologies to achieve their strategic growth, innovation and performance objectives through proactive management of the associated cyber risks. With deep experience across a broad range of industries, Deloitte Advisory's more than 3,000 cyber risk services practitioners provide advisory and implementation services, spanning executive and technical functions, to help transform legacy IT security programs into proactive, secure, vigilant and resilient cyber risk programs. Deloitte Advisory cyber risk services works with our clients worldwide to better align cybersecurity investments with strategic business priorities, establish improved threat awareness and visibility, and strengthen the ability of organizations to thrive in the face of cyber incidents.
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