Security Intelligence Definition: What It Means For Your Organization
April 30, 2020 • The Recorded Future Team
In many organizations today, intelligence and security are out of sync. Teams are focused on differing objectives, data analysis is performed in silos and lacks relevance, and when threats are uncovered, response times are often too slow. This reactive approach to security results in lost time and wasted resources — and puts the business in harm’s way.
To drive down risk while achieving meaningful operational outcomes, intelligence must be embedded into the core of every security workflow, function, and decision. This requires a unified approach for collecting, analyzing, and automating data and insights.
Security Intelligence Definition
Security Intelligence is defined as an outcomes-centric approach to reducing risk that fuses external and internal threat, security, and business insights across an entire organization.
Security Intelligence: The Single Source of Truth Across Your Organization
Enter security intelligence. For us at Recorded Future, security intelligence is so much more than a methodology — it’s a mindset, a philosophy for how we empower our clients with the contextual intelligence they need to drive every security initiative and strategic decision across their organizations.
In the same vein as other “by design” doctrines, security intelligence fuses external and internal threat, security, and business insights and brings automation to the forefront of every facet of security — from strategic planning, technical design, and architecture, to implementation and execution.
How The Experts Define Security Intelligence
Looking for something more concrete? Here’s how our experts describe security intelligence in conversation.
How Security Intelligence Converts Into Business Value
Since it can be applied to practically any security, threat, or risk initiative, every organization’s security intelligence journey is unique — here’s just one example of how a global retailer harnessed security intelligence to boost security workflow efficiency by 50%.
No matter where you are on your journey, security intelligence serves to establish a common process and framework for data collection, analysis, scoring, automation, integration, and reporting. This translates to consistent, meaningful business outcomes across three key primary categories: Enhanced visibility, operational efficiency, and alignment.
Explore these tangible business benefits in our new whitepaper, “Security Intelligence: Driving Security From Analytics To Action.” In it, you’ll learn how security intelligence can be used flexibly to amplify value across six distinct, strategic solution areas:
- Brand Protection
- Threat Intelligence
- Third-Party Risk
- Vulnerability Management
- SecOps and Response
- Geopolitical Risk
You’ll also find practical recommendations for kickstarting your security intelligence journey with quick, measurable wins — and for maturation across additional use cases over time.
Security intelligence is the cyber fuel you need to power and propel your security forward. Use it to extend your visibility, elevate your output, and automate your response. Download the white paper today and learn how you can reach higher with security intelligence from Recorded Future.