The Daily Threat Brief aims to provide the gist of current trends in adversary behavior and insights into mitigation strategies that are working. We also report on the results of longer term studies and provide the results of research from our own staff and from highly regarded sources in the cybersecurity community. We also keep lists of references to help you to dive deeper into the threat yourself. You can find a short list of key sources on our Threat References page.
We summarize strengths and weaknesses of the most reputable open source intelligence reports. See summaries of them at the following links:
- Recorded Future: The gold standard in cyber threat intelligence analysis
- Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR): Lessons learned from breach analysis
- Verizon Data Breach Digest (DBD): Snapshots of incidents
- Microsoft Security Intelligence Report: Insights include data from crash analysis
- Symantec Internet Security Threat Report: Heavy focus on threats to consumers and small business
- McAfee Labs Threat Reports: Heavy focus on threats to consumers and business
- Accenture Cyber ThreatScape Report: Insights from an incredibly professional team serving global business
- CyberEdge Group CyberThreat Defense Report: Survey of IT and security professionals
- Trustwave Global Security Report: Focus on retail
- Wombat Security State of the Phish: Good source on what phishing is working and how to mitigate
- Groupsense Special Report on SHARK20385 A look into automated weaponization of stolen credentials and the impact to Internet forum and social media discourse
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