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Data security: Looking at the big picture

As cyber threats grow more sophisticated, context holds the key to data defence.

We live in a digital world fueled by data – and data is valuable. Like anything valuable, there is a risk of theft. Unfortunately, cyber-attacks are occurring with alarming frequency. The loss of confidential information can lead to identity theft, damage to company reputation, loss of customer trust, and regulatory consequences such as fines or legal action. Data breaches also result in substantial financial losses.

With the cybersecurity threat level at an all-time high, all organisations have security measures in place to some extent. However, they often fall short when it comes to identifying all potential vulnerabilities and seeing how these vulnerabilities might be connected.

As technology becomes more ingrained in various facets of our lives, combating cybercrime demands an extensive strategy that leverages a comprehensive understanding of cyber threats and the environments in which they unfold, with particular emphasis on the integration of threat intelligence. This requires an approach that incorporates threat intelligence and analysis of cyberattacks into the broader strategy for preventing cybercrime.

What you’ll discover

In this article, we delve into the critical realm of cybersecurity and the indispensable role of threat intelligence in safeguarding organisations against the ever-growing threat of cyber-attacks.

  • Cybersecurity imperative: Shift from “if” to “when” regarding cyber-attacks due to the prevalence of data breaches and cyber threats.
  • Data value and vulnerabilities: Data’s immense value and the consequences of inadequate protection against breaches.
  • Threat intelligence basics: Understand threat intelligence’s role in collecting, analysing, and disseminating cybersecurity threat information.
  • Proactive security measures: Tactics like penetration testing and breach simulations to identify and mitigate vulnerabilities.
  • Threat hunting essentials: An intelligence-led approach to proactively identify and neutralise unknown or advanced threats within networks.
  • Digital Forensics and Incident Response (DFIR) teams’ role in containing and recovering from cyber incidents.
  • Real-time monitoring: Utilising security telemetry for prompt threat detection and response, prioritised by threat intelligence insights.
  • Collaborative cybersecurity: Threat intelligence as a force multiplier, enhancing cybersecurity through expertise and resource augmentation.

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Explore these insights for a robust understanding of threat intelligence’s pivotal role in fortifying organisations against cyber threats.

Capgemini provides customised threat intelligence services that go beyond a one-size-fits-all approach. By analysing key suppliers, monitoring for suspicious activities, and investigating potential insider threats, we help businesses swiftly detect and respond to global risks. Our network of connected Cyber Defence Centres, supported by cyber experts worldwide, ensures effective attack prevention.

Meet our expert

Billy Camlin

UK Computer Security Incident Response Team (CSIRT) Lead, Capgemini
Billy is a dynamic cybersecurity leader with 7+ years of expertise in SOC management and cyber defense. Specialising in malware/phishing analysis, cyber threat intelligence, breach & attack simulation, Digital Forensics and Incident Response (DFIR), and network security, he ensures robust digital defenses. A skilled mentor and team leader, Billy fosters talent growth and excels in client relationship management, service delivery, and quality assurance across various sectors. His passion for cybersecurity and a commitment to excellence drive impactful results.