Cyber Threat Analysis

Cyber compromise is an inevitability, preventing breach is the battle.  The critical input towards preventing compromise becoming a breach is having up to date Cyber Threat Analysis.

A data breach happens in seconds; however, most companies take up to 6 months to recognise that a breach has even occurred. In 80% of cases, companies are blind to the fact that a breach has ever taken place and are typically notified by an external party.1 Worse still, the average cost of a data breach is $3.79M.2

Already in 2016 there have been 139 breaches reported, exposing over 4.2M records.3 So what are some of the subtle tell-tale signs that a security breach has occurred? What are the key red flags you need to know?

Cyber Threat Analysis is a process of delivering knowledge of internal and external information vulnerabilities pertinent to a particular organisation matched against real-world cyber attacks. With respect to cyber security, this threat-oriented approach to combating cyber attacks represents a smooth transition from a state of reactive security to a state of proactive one.  Moreover, the desired result of a threat assessment is to give best practices on how to maximise the protective instruments with respect to availability, confidentiality and integrity, without turning back to usability and functionality conditions.  

Comtact’s threat analysis looks at:

  • Best practices for hunting and detecting the signs of compromise
  • Why the vast majority of targeted attacks aren’t ever uncovered by the victim enterprise
  • Tools and processes needed to identify and mitigate such threats
  • Insights into the mindset of today’s cyber criminals, who continuously manage to adapt their defenses as quickly as organisations deploy them


1Security Intelligence: “Global Security Report Shows Majority of Companies Do Not Detect Breaches on Their Own”
2Ponemon Institute: “2015 Cost of Data Breach Study”
3TRC Data Breach Report 2016