Beyond the IOC with Cyber Threat Intelligence (CTI)
Focusing on tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTPs) to better protect your organization
Indicators of Compromise (IOCs) have their place in cybersecurity. Though they are a popular resource for digital forensics, IOCs have downsides: they're easy to change, unreliable, and arise late in the kill chain, making them a poor choice on which to build your defense and response.
Moving beyond IOCs to tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTPs) – from what to how – is essential for understanding a current assault and protecting against a future attack. As we discuss in this white paper, shifting your focus from IOCs to TTPs can help you establish the complete story of the attack. However, to make this story actionable requires aligning your cyber threat intelligence (CTI) operations with your stakeholders’ needs.
Download our whitepaper “Beyond the IOC” to learn about:
- TTP application and benefits: modeling attack behavior, directing threat hunting, and standardizing information sharing.
- The important role of standards such as the Cyber Kill Chain®, MITRE ATT&CK®, and STIX.
- A four-stage progression that aligns your CTI and Security Operations so your SOC analysts get the right threat insights they need when they need them.
- The crucial role of your threat intelligence platform (TIP) to help you establish structured intelligence with automated prioritization.