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How to modernize cyber threat intelligence

As the threat landscape continues to evolve at a remarkable pace, many cybersecurity teams are struggling to adapt with equal speed, hampered by siloed teams, slow responses, manual processes and a limited understanding of threats and threat actors. The bottom line is that companies are not as well protected as they need to be, and security gaps grow larger as cyber threats grow more sophisticated.

In response, many companies attempt to add more people, programs and machines, simply expanding what they’ve already been doing. But to truly gain the upper hand in the cybersecurity battle, organizations need a modern approach to cyber threat management.

Cybersixgill can help. With the industry’s broadest set of cyber threat intelligence collection capabilities, Cybersixgill disrupts the malicious supply chain by capturing, processing and alerting your security teams to emerging threats as they surface on the clear, deep and dark web.

The challenge of operationalizing cyber threat intelligence

Most organizations understand the importance of cyber threat intelligence, but few are able to operationalize intelligence in a way that minimizes effort while maximizing outcomes. This is often the result of several factors.

  • Manual processes. Many security teams gather cyber threat intelligence from open-source websites, serial data feeds and generic reports. Analysts are assigned to review the data, identify relevant threats, input information into SIEM systems and translate indicators of compromise (IOCs) into blocking rule sets. These manual processes simply can’t keep pace with the quickly evolving threat landscape, resulting in an ever-longer time-lag between threat discovery and preventative action.

  • Limited view. For some security teams, threat intelligence is limited to IOCs like malware hashes, rogue IP addresses and known phishing sites. While these are important, they provide only a partial understanding of the universe of threats their organizations face.

  • Resource gaps. Organizations may lack the processes, staff and skills to consume and manage cyber threat intelligence. This situation is compounded by a global skills shortage in cybersecurity analysts.

  • Siloed efforts. When critical cybersecurity tasks like vulnerability management, incident response and security operations are dispersed across disparate teams, inefficiencies and higher costs are inescapable. This siloed approach often results in failure to share intelligence data across the organization.

Cyber threat intelligence with Cybersixgill

Cybersixgill was founded with one mission: to protect organizations against malicious cyberattacks. We bring agility to threat intelligence, providing automation tools that help security teams collect, analyze, research and respond to intel developments as seamlessly as possible. The Cybersixgill platform offers several solutions that flex and scale with each organization’s needs.

Investigative Portal

Cybersixgill’s Investigative Portal delivers the insights security teams need to proactively protect critical assets, prevent fraud and data breaches, protect the brand and investigate threats in real-time to minimize the attack surface. With the Investigative Portal, security teams can search and deep-dive into unmatched intelligence data, prioritizing and responding to threats that target critical business assets and systems. Actionable insights help to mitigate and remediate threats more quickly, while in-depth threat intelligence investigations reduce risk exposure and minimize damage.

Machine-Readable Threat Intelligence API 

Cybersixgill’s Application Programming Interface (API) suite provides direct, programmatic access to our vast collection of threat intelligence data, integrating seamlessly into existing workflows and system architectures. Cybersixgill’s API endpoints deliver machine-readable threat intelligence to support multiple data types, use cases and processes, providing actionable threat intelligence to optimize cybersecurity operations and workflows. Harness Cybersixgill’s API to drive intelligence-driven initiatives across various functions, democratizing access to threat intelligence across the organization to address multiple business demands and needs. Packaged according to use case, our API offering supports database queries and query-based notifications, actionable alerts tailored to your organizational assets, automated feed of malicious IOCs, detection of leaked user credentials, real-time feed of CVE-related events and developments, multi-tenant (MSSP) configurations and more. These API endpoints are consumable both through existing integrations with our industry partners or via specialized 

DVE Intelligence

Cybersixgill Dynamic Vulnerability Exploit (DVE) Intelligence provides a consolidated platform to enhance vulnerability assessment and prioritization. Powered by the largest and most comprehensive collection of cyber threat intelligence from the deep, dark and clear web, DVE Intelligence accurately identifies and prioritizes vulnerabilities based on the likelihood of exploit within the next 90 days. Unlike the NVD’s CVSS score, DVE Intelligence is continuously updated to reflect rapidly changing events in the cybercriminal underground.

Benefits of Cybersixgill’s threat intelligence

With the most extensive and fully automated intelligence collection available from the deep and dark web, Cybersixgill offers your security teams a wealth of advantages.

  • Manage vulnerabilities. Get intel on emerging threats as well as insights on which vulnerabilities will be targeted in the near future.

  • Defend against ransomware. Receive real-time alerts and essential context to prevent ransomware attacks, malicious malware and vulnerability exploits.

  • Improve incident response. Detect threats earlier and perform in-depth investigations on the dark web to optimize the incident response lifecycle.

  • Stop data leaks. Get customized, automated alerts of leaked organizational data.

  • Protect your brand. Receive advanced warning of brand abuse, including rogue applications on app stores.

  • Hunt for threats. Use agile cyber threat intelligence to make better decisions and identify previously unknown or undiscovered threats.

  • Address compromised credentials. Stay ahead of credential theft with automatic notifications when employee credentials are leaked.

Why customers choose Cybersixgill

Cybersixgill delivers fully automated threat intelligence solutions to help organizations fight cybercrime, stop phishing, prevent data leaks, address fraud and prioritize vulnerabilities – in real-time.

We provide exclusive, real-time access to the largest database of deep, dark and clear web threat activity in the industry to help organizations discover what attackers are planning before they strike. Our technology infiltrates and scrapes intelligence from limited-access deep and dark web sources that are inaccessible to other threat intelligence vendors. Using advanced AI and machine learning algorithms, we index, tag and filter threat data, enriching it with context and delivering it to customers within minutes.

Threat intelligence from Cybersixgill can be seamlessly integrated into any technology stack. With 24 integration partners and flexible API endpoints, we support a broad range of use cases. And our dedicated integration teams provide support to create new integrations to address your unique assets, needs and workflows.


What is cyber threat intelligence?

Cyber threat intelligence is the analysis of threat-related data to generate insights into emerging threats that can help security teams better protect their organizations. Cyber threat intelligence provides valuable information about attackers’ motives, intent and history as well as their preferred tactics, techniques and procedures (TTPs). Superior cyber threat intelligence enables security teams to expose threat actor activity and threat risk earlier, empowering them to proactively put protections in place. Cyber threat intelligence is essential for security tasks such as third-party monitoring, malware prevention, account takeover protection and other programs to prevent cyberattacks.

What is the deep web vs. dark web?

The term deep web refers broadly to any internet content that is not indexed by search engines, requiring authentication to access. Most of the deep web is benign – yet personal – information, such as personal email threads, direct messages between friends on social messaging platforms, paid video subscription services, financial accounts, digital university libraries, and other protected sites that require a username and password for access. While deep web content requires authentication, it can be accessed through regular internet browsers like Safari, Firefox or Chrome. The dark web, on the other hand, cannot be accessed by a regular web browser, and can only be accessed through a specific web browser (most commonly TOR & Freenet), which scrambles location and hides identity, using encryption to keep users anonymous. This emphasis on privacy and anonymity makes the dark web the perfect platform for anyone who seeks covert and unrestricted access to uncensored and unregulated information, such as whistle-blowers, journalists, political dissidents, and more. It also makes the dark web home to a thriving cybercriminal community, where malicious threat actors discuss tactics, share their wares and access all the tools and resources they may need to launch attacks against their chosen targets.