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Unlocking the Power of Threat Intelligence: ISO 27001 Control 5.7

Updated: Nov 10, 2023

What Is Threat Intelligence

According to ISO 27001:2022, threat intelligence involves the collection and analysis of information regarding existing or emerging threats that could impact an organization. It aims to offer awareness of the threat landscape to facilitate informed actions for threat prevention or mitigation.

The Three Layers of Threat Intelligence

  1. Strategic Threat Intelligence: High-level information about the evolving threat landscape, such as types of attackers or types of attacks.

  2. Tactical Threat Intelligence: Information about the methodologies, tools, and technologies used by attackers.

  3. Operational Threat Intelligence: Specifics about individual attacks, including technical indicators.

Quality Criteria for Threat Intelligence

  • Relevance: Pertains directly to the organization's security concerns.

  • Insightfulness: Offers a detailed understanding of the threat landscape.

  • Contextual: Adds situational awareness based on time, location, and previous experiences.

  • Actionable: Information should be easily translated into preventive or responsive actions.

A Common Gap: Lack of Relevant, Actionable Threat Intelligence

Many organizations struggle with finding or producing threat intelligence that is both relevant and actionable. This lack of targeted, actionable intelligence can lead to a reactive rather than proactive cybersecurity posture.

ISO Nerd's 'Threat Intel Feed'

Our product, ISO Nerd, offers a 'Threat Intel

Feed' feature designed to support the effective implementation of ISO 27001's control 5.7.

Key Features

  1. Real-Time Threat Feed: Curates content from prominent security blogs, giving you the most current threat intelligence.

  2. CVE Lookup: Filters out CVE numbers in the articles and allows users to look up these vulnerabilities for contextual information.

  3. Integration with Asset Register: Ensures that the threat intelligence is relevant to your organization's assets.

  4. Keyword Highlighting: Users can add keywords that, when matched in the feed, will be highlighted in green for easy spotting.

  5. Risk Association: If there is an associated risk with an asset that matches a keyword, the entry will highlight in red to grab your attention immediately.

Why It’s a Game-Changer

  • Relevance: The feature integrates with your Asset Register, ensuring that the threat intelligence you receive is relevant to your organization.

  • Actionable Insights: The CVE Lookup and keyword highlighting make the information immediately actionable.

  • Risk Prioritization: With risk association, you can immediately see which threats could have the most impact on your organization, allowing you to prioritize your responses.

Closing Thoughts

If you’re serious about implementing ISO 27001's control 5.7 effectively, ISO Nerd's 'Threat Intel Feed' is the tool you've been waiting for. By offering real-time, actionable, and relevant threat intelligence, we empower your organization to be proactive rather than reactive when it comes to cybersecurity.

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