LionFish publishes whitepaper on Silent Push Preemptive Threat Intelligence

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Anticipating The Unseen report

We’re thrilled to announce that today, Lionfish Tech Advisors published “Anticipating The Unseen: Elevating Cyber Defense with Silent Push Preemptive Threat Intelligence”.

Authored by Brad LaPorte, a Gartner veteran and CTI industry expert, the report provides a comprehensive evaluation of the evolving cyber threat landscape, and re-affirms the necessity for preemptive threat intelligence solutions.

Evolution Framework

Brad has developed a framework that outlines the evolution of threat intelligence, and conveys how the industry is evolving through several stages – From Level 1 (Proactive) to Level 2 (Predictive), before landing on a new era with Level 3 (Preemptive).

This framework demonstrates how Silent Push stacks up next to legacy threat intelligence providers.

Webinar

We’ll be conducting a webinar in the coming weeks, where Brad will discuss his findings and talking about the topic of advanced threat intelligence. We’ll keep you posted with a date.

The Three Levels of Threat Intelligence

Level 1: Proactive Threat Intelligence – ‘Stay Ahead’

Objective: Move from a purely reactive posture to a proactive one, identifying potential threats before they fully materialize.

Sub-tasks and capabilities:

  • Threat Hunting: Actively searching for threats.
  • Baseline Establishment: Understanding normal network behavior to identify anomalies.
  • Network Monitoring: Continuous monitoring of network traffic to detect suspicious activities.
  • Threat Intelligence Feeds: Utilizing threat intelligence feeds to stay updated on emerging threats. E.g. IOCs, IOAs.
  • Incident Response Planning: Preparing and testing incident response plans for various scenarios.
  • User Education and Training: Regularly training employees on security best practices and threat awareness.

Level 2: Predictive Threat Intelligence – ‘Know More, Faster’

Objective: Use advanced analytics and modeling to predict potential threats based on historical data, and behavioral analysis.

Sub-tasks and capabilities:

  • Behavioral Analytics: Analyzing patterns in adversary behavior, such as infrastructure deployment and attack vectors.
  • Big Data Analytics: Leveraging big data to identify trends and predict future threats.
  • Threat Modeling: Building models to simulate potential attack scenarios and their impact.
  • AI and Machine Learning: Implementing AI and machine learning algorithms to improve threat prediction accuracy.
  • Threat Landscape Analysis: Maintaining a continuous understanding of the global threat landscape, and emerging threats.
  • Infrastructure Traversals: Mapping out possible attacker infrastructure to predict potential attack points.

Level 3: Preemptive Threat Intelligence – ‘We Know First’ 

Objective: Identify and neutralize threats before they can launch, effectively preventing attacks from occurring.

Sub-tasks and capabilities:

  • Indicators of Future Attack (IOFA): Identifying indicators that suggest where an attack is coming from.
  • Data Enrichment: Silent Push adds context to each IP and domain it scans across 90+ categories, enriching observable data with a wealth of information.
  • Early Detection Feeds: Silent Push provides Early Detection Feeds that monitor threat activity in a global early warning system. This includes real time notification of changes within the global IPv4 space, tracking of Command and Control (C2) infrastructure, and Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) activity.
  • Reputation Scoring: The platform evaluates risk with reputational scoring, which likely includes detailed insights into the credibility and history of domains, IPs, and URLs. This scoring system can aid in prioritizing threats based on their potential impact.
  • Integration of Multiple Data Sources: Silent Push integrates various data points, such as passive DNS data, HTML content, and certificate values. The comprehensive integration of data sources may offer a more holistic view of potential cyber threats. 
  • Finding Emerging threats: The emphasis on finding emerging threats prior to launch, including impersonation campaigns,  indicates a forward-looking stance in cybersecurity defense.
  • Tailored solutions: Silent Push caters to a wide range of industries with specific cybersecurity needs, which could mean that their platform is highly adaptable to different sectors and use cases.
  • Real-time monitoring: With real-time notifications of changes in the global IPv4 space and monitoring of daily changes to an organization’s public DNS presence, Silent Push provides timely updates that can be critical for rapid response to threats.
  • Community Edition: Offering a Community Edition at no cost not only provides value to security researchers but also fosters a community around their platform, which can lead to shared knowledge and collective improvement in threat detection and response.