Strategy, Threat intelligence

Outdated threat intelligence commonly used by CISOs

June 2, 2021
A Cybersixgill survey revealed that at least 90% of 150 chief information security officers from large enterprises depended on outdated report-based threat intelligence, while 77% regarded incident response and response bottleneck efficiency-related metrics as key performance indicators, according to SiliconANGLE.

Fifty-nine percent of CISOs agreed that boards of directors are primarily concerned about risk quantification and balancing against costs, according to the survey. Meanwhile, CISOs' most common problems included regulatory compliance, professional knowledge gaps and hackers. CISOs also cited threat intelligence processing, vulnerability management and COVID-19 pandemic-related issues as the biggest knowledge gaps. However, 97% said they are anticipating growth in their cybersecurity teams, suggesting increasing cybersecurity awareness and funding.

"Threat intelligence is quickly becoming the epicenter of key cybersecurity programs including vulnerability management, yet one in three CISOs identifies threat intelligence and one out of five identifies vulnerability management as their biggest blindspots," said Cybersixgill Chief Marketing Officer Meira Primes.
Jill Aitoro

SC Media Editor in Chief Jill Aitoro has 20 years of experience editing and reporting on technology, business and policy. She also serves as editorial director at SC Media’s parent company, CyberRisk Alliance. Prior to joining CRA, she worked at Sightline Media as editor of Defense News and executive editor of the Business-to-Government Group. She previously worked at Washington Business Journal and Nextgov, covering federal technology, contracting and policy, as well as CMP Media’s VARBusiness and CRN and Penton Media’s iSeries News.

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