Cyber attacks continue to wreak havoc around the world. The actors waging these wars don’t just care about fraud either. They’re part of criminal organisations. Foreign governments stealing data for defense or national interests. Even terrorists or activists driven to disrupt and cause harm.
What’s more, they’re increasingly capable and sophisticated. It’s a growing threat that can strike anyone at any time.
When you learn about threat actors’ tactics and motivations, you can better prepare against them, saving you the costs and headaches that come with a breach or attack.
But there’s so much content to wade through when investigating these threat actors. It’s like fishing blind in an ocean. You’ll never know what’s coming back on the hook. More time and stress is spent on finding information about the threat, rather than acting on it. You can be overwhelmed.
We’re passionate about helping you refine and streamline your open-source intelligence. That’s why we’ve taught Leo, your AI research assistant, to recognize threat actor groups. He can find them in your Feedly security feeds, prioritizing articles related to the actors and sectors you care about.
Let’s imagine that you work in the telecommunications sector, and you’re researching the tactics and motivations of MuddyWater, an Iranian threat actor group.
Cut through the noise
You can train Leo to read all your cybersecurity, foreign affairs, and cyber warfare sources, and prioritize articles related to MuddyWater.
Leo continuously reads the articles in your feeds and prioritizes the ones that mention MuddyWater (or any of its aliases). It’s a powerful and effective way to keep up with their latest techniques, tactics, and procedures.
You’re in control
Leo has been trained to recognize all the threat actor groups referenced by the MITRE ATT&CK framework. This is a list of common names for hacking groups, as recognized by the global security community.
Asking Leo to prioritize MuddyWater in your security feed is as simple as creating a new Topic priority and selecting ‘MuddyWater’ as the topic.
When you prioritize MuddyWater, Leo will also look for other synonyms for that group like Seedworm and TEMP.Zagros.
You can combine topics with +AND and +OR to create even more targeted priorities for Leo. For example, use +AND to combine an actor group with an attack vector or a sector. This narrows his focus further so you find exactly what you’re looking for.
Continuously learning and getting smarter
Because Leo is integrated with the MITRE ATT&CK framework, it’s continuously learning and getting smarter. As new groups or aliases are identified, they’ll be automatically updated in your Feedly.
Break down silos
As you search and discover new content, share insights with your research team. Together, you can create a Threat Intel Report Feedly Board and bookmark the most critical insights you discover. You can also add notes and highlights about why a threat is high-priority.
We’ve already seen security teams create tactical Boards, such as a Vulnerability Report, to share with their operations experts. You might also want to build a CISO Newsletter to keep your management updated. It’s all possible within Feedly.
Articles bookmarked in a Board can be shared with the rest of the team via daily newsletters, Slack or Microsoft Teams notifications, or pushed to other apps using the Feedly Cybersecurity API.
Streamline your open-source intelligence
We’re excited to see how your security team will declutter your feeds and dig deeper into the critical threats that matter to you. Sign up today and discover Feedly for Cybersecurity.
If you’re interested in learning more about Leo’s roadmap, you can join the Feedly Community Slack channel. 2020 will be a thrilling year with new skills and bold experiments!