CTI - Cyber Threat Intelligence Home Cybersecurity Dictionary CTI - Cyber Threat Intelligence CTI is based on a collection of intelligence using Open Source Intelligence (OSINT), Social Media Intelligence (SCOMINT), Human Intelligence (HUMINT), technical intelligence or intelligence from the deep and dark web. It refers to insight that is gained by analyzing the tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTPs) of threat actors. This insight allows security operations teams to do things such as taking proactive action to defend themselves by prioritizing the remediation of known vulnerabilities in their environment against vulnerabilities which are actually being exploited in the wild by threat actors. Threat intel can be strategic (describing the who and why), operational (describing the how and where), or tactical (describing the what) in characterizing threat actor activity. Related TermsIndicator of Compromise (IOC)TTPs - Tactics, Techniques, and ProceduresThreat Hunting Share: Seeking Clarity? View the Cybersecurity Dictionary for top terms searched by your peers. Back to the Dictionary RELATED INSIGHTS DOWNLOAD May 15, 2018 2018 Cyber Threat Intelligence Estimate Read Optiv's analysis of 2017 security themes in this Cyber Threat Intelligence Estimate report. See Details Read more about 2018 Cyber Threat Intelligence Estimate BLOG December 13, 2017 Cyber Threat Intelligence Requires Commitment It’s been said that in a breakfast of bacon and eggs, the chicken is involved but the pig is committed. This saying is relevant when implementing a cy... See Details Read more about Cyber Threat Intelligence Requires Commitment DOWNLOAD July 29, 2016 Cyber Threat Intelligence Consulting Services Remove the confusion surrounding the implementation of threat intel with a blueprint for logical progression in planning, building and running your cy... See Details Read more about Cyber Threat Intelligence Consulting Services How Can We Help? Let us know what you need, and we will have an Optiv professional contact you shortly.