Gartner Research

Use a Capability Matrix for a More Effective Threat Intelligence Program

Published: 14 February 2019

ID: G00370099

Analyst(s): Craig Lawson , Ryan Benson , Ruggero Contu


A well-defined and targeted threat intelligence strategy can significantly improve daily security operations and long-term security strategic planning. Security and risk management leaders must maximize the value TI contributes to security operations and broader business risk management.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges


  • Most Organizations Struggle to Understand TI and Fully Leverage Its Value
    • Market Definition


  • Identify the Key Security Requirements TI Can Support
  • Compare Your TI Practice Maturity Against Gartner’s TI Capability Matrix
  • Stage 1: Start Consuming TI and Learn How to Deal With Alerts
    • Initial Consumption
  • Stage 2: Mature Beyond the Initial Consumption Stage to Supporting Security Operations
    • Supporting Operations
  • Stage 3: Improve Your Current Utilization of TI Toward Automating and Orchestrating Security Processes
    • Supporting Automation

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