How to Select a Security Threat Intelligence Service

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Summary

High-quality, actionable information about the security threat environment requires specialized expertise and access that most enterprises cannot acquire cost-effectively themselves. Threat intelligence services can fill the gaps, but CISOs must assess their needs and providers' capabilities.

Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • Analysis
    • Ensure That You Have the Resources to Use an Intelligence Service Effectively
    • Have a Clear Understanding of How You Will Use the Intelligence Content
    • Decide Whether You Need Just the Intelligence Content, or Adjacent Services as Well
      • Intelligence Content
      • Adjacent Services
    • Understand the Strengths and Limitations of Individual Service Offerings
      • Considerations Around Content and Source
      • Considerations Around Service Commitment
    • Selection Criteria
  • Gartner Recommended Reading
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