The first step in empowering security operations is ensuring the threat intelligence being collected is actually relevant to the organization. If the intelligence isn’t enriching existing systems and workflows, it’s not serving any purpose. It’s just more data for SOC teams to sift through. In short, it won’t be more actionable intelligence being fed to your SIEMs and endpoint solutions, it’ll just be more money.
With that said, the best threat intelligence in the world won’t do you much good if you can’t easily automate and integrate it into security tools and processes. Unfortunately, this continues to be a real problem for many threat intelligence solutions. Security teams are still having to rely on manual processes to leverage the mounds of threat data being collected. The result is delayed response times and prolonged exposure of at-risk assets.
NSS recognized these critical gaps in enterprise incident response workflows, which is why we put so much focus on building out the CAWS API. With the power of our API, you can quickly incorporate validated, contextual threat intel into existing security systems and mitigation workflows. Very importantly, you get automatically parsed IOAs/IOCs—specific to your organization—saving hours of valuable time. This prescriptive intelligence can be directly integrated into SIEMs, such as Splunk, to correlate with existing flow data and events—helping IR teams drive effective mitigation, remediation, and forensics.