Gartner Research

How to Use Threat Intelligence for Security Monitoring and Incident Response

Published: 24 February 2020

ID: G00463498

Analyst(s): Michael Clark , Augusto Barros


Threat Intelligence is becoming a ubiquitous capability in many security tools. It is a key aspect of security architecture that helps security and risk management technical professionals detect, triage and investigate threats. This research provides guidance on how to use TI capabilities.

Table Of Contents

Problem Statement

The Gartner Approach

The Guidance Framework

  • Prework
    • Definition of Threat Intelligence
    • Difference in TI Usage by Type
    • Threat Intelligence Platforms
  • Type 1: Strategic Threat Intelligence
    • Step 1: Collect
    • Step 2: Curate
    • Step 3: Deliver
    • Steps 4 and 5: Improve and Assess
  • Type 2: Tactical Threat Intelligence
    • Step 1: Collect
    • Step 2: Curate
    • Step 3: Deliver
    • Steps 4 and 5: Improve and Assess

Risks and Pitfalls

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