Most business and government organizations wait until a cyber attack occurs, and then react to it, hoping to stem the theft, destruction or public release of critical data. Booz Allen’s Cyber4Sight™ Threat Intelligence Services change the game, enabling clients to take defensive actions and begin risk mitigation – before an attack actually occurs.
A perimeter defense alone is no longer sufficient protection against cyber attacks – adversaries are too many, too fast and too sophisticated. The vast majority of organizations react to cyber threats only after an actual attack occurs, focusing on damage assessment and remediation. A shift from the current reactive security posture towards an anticipatory, predictive intelligence perspective enables an organization to get ahead of the attack, assess the risk, and take appropriate defensive actions before an attack actually occurs. Anticipatory cyber threat intelligence is the key to developing a successful Cybersecurity defense and managing risk, getting out in front of the attackers.
Booz Allen has combined its deep functional cyber expertise from the intelligence community with its operational military experience to create Cyber4Sight™. Our Threat Intelligence Service delivers predictive cyber threat intelligence 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, spanning 365 days per calendar year. Cyber4Sight™ delivers near-real-time cyber threat intelligence to protect our clients’ entire business operations as manifest across the global Internet. Booz Allen’s Cyber4sight™ managed service enables our client’s organization to take appropriate defensive actions before attacks occur, shifting the game from post-attack damage control and mitigation to pre-attack defensive actions and risk mitigation.
Booz Allen conducts highly sophisticated real-time, fully automated and targeted intelligence collection across the global Internet with 300+ network access points. Our proprietary data collection, aggregation and analysis platform filters millions of pieces of information from thousands of sources in real-time, resulting in highly tailored data that enables our intelligence analysts to produce actionable predictive intelligence. Through continuous threat monitoring, we provide near-real-time anticipatory alerts and warnings of future cyber attacks before they occur, with a range of probability.
Cyber4Sight™ leverages Booz Allen’s industry-leading cybersecurity experience and expertise to provide the most breadth and depth of any cyber threat intelligence service on the market.
Data Collection. Our proprietary data collection, aggregation, and analysis platform filters millions of pieces of information from thousands of sources in real-time, including 55,000 global news sources, automatically filtering over 10,000 news items per minute, 16 social media feeds, 30 million blogs and microblogs, and 500,000 message boards globally spanning 65 different languages. We have a continuously updated malicious code database with over 589 known pieces of code and over 90,000 known malicious threats monitored in real-time. In addition, we monitor 87 million unique threat IP addresses and 50 million malicious URLs, with 300 million global Internet targets for advanced filtering.
Intelligence Analysis. We go well beyond the industry standard by taking into account the “human threat intelligence” piece of the predictive intelligence puzzle – understanding the motivations, intentions, objectives, and capabilities of real “threat actors” around the world. Part of what sets Booz Allen apart is its unmatched skill in the “art of intelligence analysis.”
Two More Reasons Why Booz Allen is the Industry Leader in Cyber Threat Intelligence
Intelligence Community Skills Refresh. We have established a formal skills rotation program to cycle our highly cleared intelligence analysts in and out of national security contracts, ensuring their skills are continuously refreshed and leading-edge.
Linguistic and Socio-Cultural Analysis. We have native speakers in 12 different languages on our 24/7 Cyber Watch Center, with the cultural background to conduct in-depth linguistic and socio-cultural analysis. This provides reliable attribution to specific threat actors and increases the accuracy and confidence of future attack alerts and warnings.