Financial institutions battle cyber threat info overload

Cyber threat intelligence is crucial for the defense of an organization’s network, but financial firms have to figure out how to make sense of all the data first.

The Chinese general Sun Tzu said that if you know your enemy and you know yourself, you need not fear the outcome of a hundred battles. If he added that too much information about your enemy can be overwhelming, history does not record that.

Knowing the enemy is no less important to the security operations centers (SOCs) at financial organizations than to Han Dynasty military strategists. But the sheer volume of threat intelligence—the data an organization uses to understand the information

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