Honeypots Versus Threat Intelligence

Information Security Buzz

When faced with daily reports of security breaches in global entities like SWIFT and Fortune 500 companies, and small enterprises being held hostage with ransomware, it’s understandable that finding and buying the ‘Next Big Thing’ in security is paramount on your IT security wishlist. However, before investing resources and funds in the next silver bullet to combat hackers, consider which ones get you the most bang for your buck.

Take global threat intelligence, for example. It’s all the rage, and there are certainly good reasons for the hype. It’s an excellent resource to identify known bad actors and attack vectors; it provides actionable information that defenders can use. But it’s global and not necessarily local. Do you really need to know bad actors and attack methods prevalent in Eastern Europe or Asia when you’re trying to protect your local Midwest network?

Read the full article, written by EventTracker’s A.N. Ananth, here.