Cyber intelligence is based on the search for and analysis of information aimed at preventing attacks or threats in the cyberspace. Manuel López Pérez, cybersecurity analyst at the BISITE Research Group participates in Module 5 of C1b3rWall Academy 2021 and has delivered a lecture on ” Introduction to Threat Intelligence”. The objective of this lecture is for students to understand what cyber intelligence is, why it is important, what types exist and how a cyber intelligence plan would be carried out.

As technologies advance so do the risks associated with cyberattacks. Cyber threat intelligence refers to the knowledge and skills based on the experience of cyber threats.

The goal of cyber intelligence is to help mitigate potential attacks and harmful events occurring in the cyberspace. This process begins with the collection of data and information about the threats coming from a variety of sources.

Why is cyber intelligence important?

Thanks to threat intelligence, which makes it possible to predict future attacks, organizers can take a proactive role. Without understanding security vulnerabilities, threat indicators and how threats are carried out, it is impossible to effectively combat cyberattacks.

Cyber intelligence solutions can be created through automated data collection and processing, taking structured data from other sources and providing context to the data. Therefore, if we are prepared and anticipate attacks instead of waiting for them, we can save big costs in the future by having increased network security.

A cybersecurity analyst is capable of classifying security incident data collected from different threat intelligence sources and of studying the pattern of attacks, their methodology, motive, severity and threat landscape.

Cyber threat intelligence has proven to be very beneficial at all levels. Understanding the threats allows us to respond quickly and specifically, as well as allocate resources. Therefore, I invite you to learn a little more about this topic in C1b3rWall Academy, at the following link you can register for free.

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Posted by Juan M. Corchado

Juan Manuel Corchado (15 de Mayo de 1971, Salamanca, España) Catedrático en la Universidad de Salamanca. Ha sido Vicerrector de Investigación desde el 2013 hasta el 2017 y Director del Parque Científico de la Universidad de Salamanca. Elegido dos veces como Decano de la Facultad de Ciencias, es Doctor en Ciencias de la Computación por la Universidad de Salamanca y, además, es Doctor en Inteligencia Artificial por la University of the West of Scotland. Dirige el Grupo de Investigación Reconocido BISITE (Bioinformática, Sistemas Inteligentes y Tecnología Educativa), creado en el año 2000. Director del IOT Digital Innovation Hub y presidente del AIR Institute, J. M. Corchado también es Profesor Visitante en el Instituto Tecnológico de Osaka desde enero de 2015, Profesor visitante en la Universiti Malaysia Kelantan y Miembro del Advisory Group on Online Terrorist Propaganda of the European Counter Terrorism Centre (EUROPOL). J. M. Corchado ha sido presidente de la asociación IEEE Systems, Man and Cybernetics, y coordinador académico del Instituto Universitario de Investigación en Arte y Tecnología de la Animación de la Universidad de Salamanca e investigador en las Universidades de Paisley (UK), Vigo (Spain) y en el Plymouth Marine Laboratory (UK). En la actualidad compagina toda su actividad con la dirección de los programas de Máster en Seguridad, Animación Digital, Telefonía Movil, Dirección de Sistemas de Información, Internet de las Cosas, Social Media, Diseño e Impresión 3D, Blockchain, Z System, Industria 4.0, Gestión de Proyectos Ágiles y Smart Cities & Intelligent Buildings​, en la Universidad de Salamanca y su trabajo como editor jefe de las revistas ADCAIJ (Advances in Distributed Computing and Artificial Intelligence Journal), OJCST (Oriental Journal of Computer Science and Technology) o Electronics MDPI (Computer Science & Engineering section). J. M. Corchado desarrolla principalmente trabajos en proyectos relacionados con Inteligencia Artificial, Machine Learning, Blockchain, IoT, Fog Computing, Edge Computing, Smart Cities, Smart Grids y Análisis de sentimiento.