Cybersecurity Insiders Unveils Findings from 2020 Cyber Threat Intelligence Survey

Cyber Threat Intelligence (CTI) isn’t the exclusive domain of specialized organizations anymore. Yet many CTI practitioners - the analysts, researchers and threathunters who collect and manage Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) gleaned from the open, deep and Dark Web - report a lack of training, tools and internal oversight, according to the new 2020 Cyber Threat Intelligence Report.

Highlights from the report include:

  • 34% of respondents didn’t have any prior experience with OSINT-related research;
  • 85% reported they received little or no training in OSINT techniques and risk prevention from their current employer;
  • 55% are venturing into the Dark Web as part of their OSINT activity 10 or more times per month;
  • 38% do not use managed attribution tools to mask or hide their online identities or personas;
  • 29% report no oversight procedures to ensure that tools are not being abused by analysts.

The report, based on a survey among 338 CTI analysts and practitioners and published by market research firm Cybersecurity Insiders, provides a rare glimpse into the world of cyber threat intelligence production and management. 

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