Leveraging Threat Intelligence for Security: A Beginner’s Guide

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Date: June 18, 2024
Time: 7:00 AM PDT | 10:00 AM EDT | 7:30 PM IST
Topic: Leveraging Threat Intelligence for Security: A Beginner’s Guide


Abstract: In the current threat landscape, threat intelligence is a crucial tool against evolving risks. Leveraging threat intelligence involves gathering security intelligence from various sources, including open-source feeds to commercial platforms, to gain insights into threat patterns and incorporate this data into the organization’s defense strategies. From threat detection and incident response to proactive risk mitigation, organizations can utilize threat intelligence capabilities to fortify their defenses against cyber threats. However, navigating the threat intelligence domain can be challenging for beginners in the field. This webinar aims to simplify the concept of threat intelligence for beginners, offering a comprehensive understanding of the processes, technologies, and tactics involved. Additionally, it will cover the fundamentals of threat intelligence and explore practical strategies for leveraging it effectively. The webinar will also address common challenges beginners face in implementing threat intelligence solutions while offering valuable tips and best practices guidelines to overcome these obstacles.

Key Takeaways: 

  • The importance of threat intelligence in modern security frameworks
  • The role of threat intelligence in enhancing cybersecurity strategies
  • How to harness the power of threat intelligence to fortify security defenses
  • Common challenges faced in implementing threat intelligence solutions
  • Best practices for threat intelligence implementation

Mark MackensenMark Mackensen, Senior Cyber Threat Analyst, Paylocity

Bio: Senior Cyber Threat Analyst at Paylocity, Mark Mackensen brings over a decade of cybersecurity expertise, with a specific focus on Cyber Threat Intelligence (CTI) and Threat Hunting. Currently leading Paylocity’s CTI and Threat Hunting programs, Mark has been pivotal in developing these initiatives from inception to operational maturity. This includes crafting tailored methodologies, frameworks, and protocols that enhance incident response capabilities and fortify overall security posture. Prior to Paylocity, Mark managed a global team of threat intelligence analysts at General Dynamics Information Technology for the Department of Defense. There, he focused on leveraging the MITRE ATT&CK framework, improving intelligence sharing, and guiding a team through comprehensive threat intelligence cycles—ultimately delivering actionable intelligence critical for security operations. Mark’s leadership extended to managing the West Coast threat intelligence team, emphasizing operational excellence and strategic mentorship.

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