Gartner Research

How to Collect, Refine, Utilize and Create Threat Intelligence

Published: 13 May 2014

ID: G00263999

Analyst(s): Anton Chuvakin


Threat intelligence has emerged as a key security control that helps organizations detect, triage and investigate threats. This assessment compares types of threat intelligence data and outlines common usage patterns.

Table Of Contents


  • What Is Threat Intelligence?
  • Types of Threat Intelligence
    • Source of TI
  • Value of Threat Intelligence
    • Is Threat Intelligence for You?
  • Requirements for Threat Intelligence
    • Selecting Tactical Threat Intelligence Data Feeds
  • Organizational TI Capabilities
    • Key Use Cases for TI
  • Threat Intelligence Life Cycle
    • Using Threat Intelligence
    • Making Better Threat Intelligence — TI Fusion
    • Creating Your Own TI
  • Essential Threat-Intel-Related Processes and Practices
    • Key Threat Intelligence Management Processes
    • Key Security Processes That Use Threat Intelligence
  • Define and Build Organization TI Capabilities
    • How to Start Your TI Capabilities?
    • Personnel Involved in Threat Intelligence
    • Threat Intelligence Platforms
  • Threat Intelligence Capability Maturity
  • Future of TI
  • Strengths
  • Weaknesses


The Details

  • Challenges With Defining Threat Intelligence
    • Tactical TI Is Not Signatures
  • Requirements for Threat Intelligence
  • Sources of TI Data
    • Standards and Protocols Related to Threat Intelligence
  • Threat Intelligence Providers: An Overview


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