Institute of Cyber Threat Management

What is Cyber Threat Management?

Cyber Threat Management (CTM) is an advanced management program enabling early identification of threats, data driven situational awareness, accurate decision-making, and timely threat mitigating actions.

 CTM includes:

  • Manual and automated intelligence gathering and threat analytics
  • A comprehensive methodology for real-time monitoring including advanced techniques such as behavioral modeling
  • Use of advanced analytics to optimize intelligence, generate security intelligence, and provide Situational Awareness
  • Technology and skilled people leveraging situational awareness to enable rapid decisions and automated or manual actions

Cyber threats actors could be financially or socially motivated hackers, disgruntled employees, organized criminal gangs, competitors or state actors. Some of these actors are well trained and will persist a campaign to achieve their goal of data theft or damage over weeks to months. A well organized CTM program is needed to detect and stop these threats. 

Just some of the examples of cyber threats as observed on networks and computers are suspicious network activity, malicious code, viruses, Trojan horses, root kits, unauthorized data transfers, phishing attacks and exploited vulnerabilities. Well run CTM stops these threats before large-scale data breach or widespread asset damage can occur. Targeted malware or Advanced Persistent Threats (APTs) uses multiple phases to break into a network, avoid detection, and harvest valuable information over the long term.

Benefits of Cyber Threat Management

  • Early detection of threats
  • Instant recognition of potential impact
  • Faster decision for expedient, damage limiting actions

CTM vs. Information Security

 Cyber Threat 
 Reactive  Preventative
 Observation data
 Risk, audit and compliance driven
 Operates assuming
 threats will circumvent controls
 Deploys and monitors control effectiveness
Real-time BigData
driven situational
Starts where risk management ends  Integral part of risk management 

Cyber Threat Management and Information Security are complementary.

Cyber Threat Management Framework

Observe --> Orient --> Decide --> Act


CTM existing practice areas

CTM Practice Areas

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