Throughout the world, organizations are realizing that advanced intelligence capabilities consistently deliver substantial cost savings - with proactive insights on true threats, the intelligence to avoid false alarms, and the system and application availability required to preserve revenues and customer loyalty. While the benefits are clear, achieving them requires organizations to establish a formal cyber intelligence capability. This paper describes a proven, repeatable process with clearly established steps for setting up an in-house cyber security intelligence operation. It has been written to convey the fundamentals of intelligence operations, and will be most helpful to organizations still in the planning or initial stages of establishing an intelligence capability. Its content should also prove enlightening to organizations that find themselves struggling with the development and evolution of an existing intelligence capability.
Sponsor: Verisign Inc.