Automated data mining system finds 300 threats a week, say researchers

Threat intelligence is a much-bandied phrase these days, with security analysts saying CISOs need it to keep ahead of attackers. So it’s interesting to read that researchers at Arizona State University have created a system that gathers data from hacker marketplaces and forums to identify emerging cyber threats. It could add another useful weapon in the fight against threat actors. Meanwhile a chief strategy officer at a security vendor has reminded CISOs that threat intelligence also includes looking in their own organizations for holes they are leaving open for exploitation. First the research paper: The authors say their system — which involves a crawler, data mining and machine learning — collects on average 305 high-quality cyber threat warnings each week, including information on newly-developed malware and exploits that have not yet been…


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