Retail and hospitality cybersecurity practitioners are no stranger to the value of the data they protect. They are bombarded with emerging threats and need effective and efficient ways of operationalizing threat intelligence in a way that is impactful for security posture and their organizations. Chris Cochran has spent the majority of his career in the intelligence field, including owning his own threat intelligence consultancy and building threat intelligence capabilities across industries. His journey eventually led to asking the question, “Wouldn’t it be great to have a button that someone could press to guide them to building, enhancing, or correcting a threat intelligence program?” And from that question the “Threat Intelligence EASY Framework” was created. The pillars of the framework are as follows:
- Elicit Requirements
- Assess Collection Plan
- Strive for Impact
- Yield to Feedback
It is a simple and practical guide for intelligence and in this talk, we will apply the framework to some of the common issues with implementing intelligence for teams and organizations.