Threat intelligence is the process of collecting, analyzing, and utilizing data to enhance security. It involves gathering information from various sources, analyzing it to identify potential threats, and using the insights to inform threat response efforts. By leveraging threat intelligence, your team can proactively protect your assets and stay ahead of evolving cyber threats.
A proactive approach to identify and address vulnerabilities in systems, networks, and applications. It involves vulnerability scanning, gathering threat intelligence, conducting risk assessments, developing remediation plans, and continuous monitoring. By implementing an effective vulnerability management program, organizations can proactively protect their infrastructure and mitigate potential risks.
Incident response is a strategic process that addresses security breaches by swiftly containing and assessing the situation, notifying relevant parties, implementing remediation measures, and conducting post-incident reviews. It ensures a proactive and effective approach to minimize the impact of security incidents.
Certify your security team on specific security standards such as ISO 27001, SOC 2, NIST, and more. This will help your company ensure that your team has the knowledge and skills to implement and manage security controls effectively.
Offer continuous training and professional development opportunities to the security team, keeping them up to date with the latest security technologies and emerging threats. Focus on areas like incident response, crisis management, and compliance with relevant regulations.
Certify the security team members on specific security standards such as ISO 27001, SOC 2, NIST, and others. This will help the company demonstrate that the team members have the knowledge and skills to implement and manage security controls effectively.
Deploy security team members to different company areas to manage security operations and ensure adequate security controls. This includes monitoring network and system logs, incident response, and vulnerability management.
At Divergence Academy, we offer a comprehensive training and certification program in Security Operations. We believe that companies should proactively offer learning and development programs to employees to support the use of threat intelligence in security operations.
Here are some of the programs we offer:
Security best practices, such as how to identify and respond to phishing scams, how to handle sensitive information, and how to use company systems and devices securely.
How to identify and report security incidents, whom to contact, and what steps to take to contain and recover from a security incident.
Relevant Compliance regulations such as HIPPA, PCI-DSS or GDPR, and ensuring that the company complies with these regulations.
Latest security technologies and tools such as firewalls, intrusion detection, and prevention systems, and security information and event management (SIEM) systems.
Regularly simulated exercises and drills should be conducted to test the company's incident response and crisis management plan and to identify any weaknesses that need to be addressed.
Stay current with new trends and threats by participating in ongoing professional development opportunities such as certifications and workshops.
We offer viable career paths and opportunities available to employees within your organization to support vulnerability management efforts. These include:
Security Analysts are responsible for identifying and analyzing security threats and vulnerabilities.
Focused on identifying, prioritizing, and remedying vulnerabilities in an organization’s systems, networks, and applications.
Responsible for designing, implementing, and maintaining security controls to protect an organization’s systems, networks, and applications from threats and vulnerabilities.
Overseeing an organization’s overall security posture and ensuring that vulnerabilities are adequately managed and remediated.
To ensure that your team has the necessary budget allocations for learning and development programs, we offer a customised budget allocation process that covers the following steps:
At the beginning of each fiscal year, we work with your team to allocate a portion of your overall budget for learning and development programs specific to security operations.
We monitor the budget for learning and development programs on an ongoing basis to ensure that funds are being used effectively and efficiently.
We use performance evaluations to assess the effectiveness of learning and development programs and identify opportunities for improvement.
Based on the results of performance evaluations, we identify opportunities for improvement and allocate additional funds or redirect existing funds to enhance learning and development programs.
We review and adjust the budget for learning and development programs on an ongoing basis to ensure that your team remains focused on strategic goals and objectives.