Threat intelligence is the best way to stay one step ahead of cyber criminals and prevent information or financial losses. We offer a thorough overview of cyber threat intelligence and how to implement it in your business.
The concept of cyber threat intelligence is really not much different from other areas of the intelligence field. In national security, intelligence gathering techniques seek to detect potential situations and draw conclusions that enable people to take action before anything serious occurs. Similarly, cyber threat intelligence is only one tool in the security arsenal. Used well, it can warn companies that the bad guys are active inside their network and what they are looking for. It points out unusual patterns to look for in systems and other valuable data. But it won’t stop an attack. That takes human intervention and the deployment of the right technology tools to block or at least mitigate an attack.
But as time goes on, the potential threat vectors are multiplying: servers, desktops, laptops, mobile devices, and now the Internet of Things (IoT), which could open enterprises to attacks via innocuous objects such as thermostats and a myriad of other devices that contain sensors and processors.
Every device today becomes a source for cyber threat intelligence as it leaves behind a digital footprint. With the Internet of Things (IoT) projected to grow to over 75 billion connected devices by 2022, there is a real challenge ahead in terms of structuring effective threat analysis across massive volumes of smart connected devices.
The Netalyse solution provides strategic and operational cyber threat intelligence that feeds directly into your existing environment. Our solutions continuously collects, standardizes and analyzes cyber-related information from social media, news and blogs, threat, phishing and vulnerability feeds, Dark Web markets and forums, security vendors, and end users, to deliver highly focussed, timely and evaluated threat intelligence that seamlessly integrates with your environment thereby providing actionable insights for your enterprise.
Fraudsters on platforms with a social element will likely leave a trail.
- Communication with other fraudsters.
- Activity across multiple accounts, from the same IP.
- Shared activity on a single account, across multiple IPs.
- Social engineering of a victim.
- Direct transfer of content prior to cash out.
- Indirect transfer of content in exchange for alternate payment.
- Low account activity besides fraudulent activity.
- "Outlier" account setup (indicating likely fake account).
Socialyse helps your organization harness business intelligence across social media channels.
Socialyse is uniquely positioned to provide security teams with an enhanced perspective of social media-based threats. With our solution, organizations gain unparalleled visibility into threats impacting a brand and its customers across all digital channels through a single view.
By experiencing the same content encountered by real social media users, Socialyse's unique virtual technology uncovers social media-based threats missed by other detection methods.
Discover and mitigate operational, physical and cyber social media security threats with Socialyse.
- Continuous monitoring for security issues on popular social media networks.
- Automated discoveries of vulnerabilities, suspicious behavior & sentiment analysis.
- real time alerting of critical incidents and anomalies.
- Visual link analysis that provide real-time and historical view.
Most Financial services institutions (incl Banks) focus on using their internal data to patrol for corruption. While that’s certainly a good practice, if they really want their risk management to be efficient, they need to shift their focus to using external data, or OSINT. This is because constantly monitoring the external environment enables financial services companies to proactively mitigate risk before it causes damage.
Monitoring OSINT also helps discover and deal with risk events more quickly and effectively if and when they do occur.Financial services companies can gain by using OSINT data -
- To support Know Your Customer (KYC) compliance by tracking more data periodically.
- To support cyber-security efforts by monitoring for breach events in near real-time.
All financial services providers are required to establish compliance programs ensuring anti-money laundering to monitor data and mitigate risk associated with fraud. These regulatory requirement is known as Know Your Customer (KYC). For financial services institutions to comply with KYC requirements, they must scan the world-wide-web for any data that might indicate corruption or risk related to their customers or potential investment assets.
Most financial services providers, use traditional tools to monitor for corruption through a semi-manual process. In this method, they scan the list of customers and runs it against a set amount of Web data to check for any negative mention of those customers.
The problem with this semi-manual process is that, it surveys data pretty infrequently—usually just once a quarter. Think of it as a kind of background check your bank performs on you when you sign up for an account and then it leaves you alone, free to do whatever you’d like, until it finally checks up on you again a few months later to discover your name against negative lists.
By using OSINT, financial services providers can collect a much greater amount of data about their customers and investments, thus enabling them in the position to detect and prevent far more fraud.
Netalyse has developed revolutionary OSINT technology that monitors in near real-time—meaning that we can help financial services providers spot the trouble makers early.
Our Intelayse solution scans the Surface Web and importantly, the Deep Web, for any mention of corruption, compromised information, exposure to credit risk. We collect all this data, analyze to determine the real risks, and then alert the institution of those risks so they can deal with them appropriately.
This is done in a fully automated format, so companies can be notified of risks as it happens. Constant monitoring is crucial both for small banks that can’t afford to check data frequently and for large corporations that handle high-risk clients, whose potential fraudulent schemes could cost the corporation heavy losses apart from losing their brand value and market share.
Along with supporting KYC compliance, using OSINT helps financial services providers support their cyber-security units in their efforts to keep proprietary information safe. Because OSINT technology surveys more data more frequently than traditional risk management tools, it can detect breach events to financial services systems like online banking almost immediately.
Intelayse scans all sorts of data sources to detect cyber-fraud threats. One primary source is social media. For instance, someone might post a link on Facebook to a fake credit report score landing page or tweet out a phishing scam that has not yet been discovered by the bank itself.
Intelayse helps companies stay on top of those social media messages to better determine vulnerabilities to their online security.
The bottom line here is that breach are going to happen. Credit cards will be stolen. Customer information will be stolen. There will be constant news on online banking hacks.
The aim for financial institutions is to identify sooner when these breaches occurred and help them prepare against similar attacks more quickly and efficiently. Right now, the fastest and the most effective way to do this is by using OSINT.
Thankfully, there’s a solution to these problems: OSINT. Netalyse’s cutting-edge OSINT technology is their product “Intelayse” that provides a holistic tool to financial services companies with greater insights at a faster rate. Contact our team today and we will work closely with our you to ensure that results are accurate, relevant, and timely.
Internet is probably the largest source of information today where data is available from multiple sources such as social networking sites, news agencies, government, commercial agencies and variety of other organizations.
Exponential increase of Social Media & Networking websites in recent times has brought a paradigm shift in the way people used to communicate with each other. Needless to say that Internet has shorten the geographical boundaries for communication and has evolved as the most preferred mode of communication over a period of time.
Easy access and anonymity, the inherent characteristics of internet have also made it vulnerable for misuse by criminals, fraudsters, terrorists and anti-social elements. These people are widely using internet for communication with in their respective groups and to plan and execute criminal & fraudulent activities. Exploitation of internet for unethical and criminal activities is a significant threat to society and has become a burning concern for both Public & Private agencies.
If Facebook was a country it would be among top five largest countries in the world. Twitter receives 58 Million Tweets a day & 2.1 billion searches per day. YouTube receives 2 Billion viewers every day. With such Power, Penetration & Reach, Open Source Internet is also being used by anti-social elements to plan & execute, Mass Movements by exploiting Public Sentiments. Incidents like Arab Spring Movement highlight the need to monitor such malicious exploitation of Public Sentiments, misuse of Networking & Information Sharing, Fundraising, Psychological warfare and monitoring Radicalization, Recruitment & Mobilization for executing execute criminal & fraudulent activities.
Misuse of internet by criminals highlights the need of Open source intelligence (OSINT) solution for monitoring, identification and behavioral profiling of Suspects by tracking any suspicious, alarming or offensive communication pattern over internet. OSINT is based on analysis of the information available on internet in public domain, both offline and online. OSINT has proven itself to be extremely valuable in a wide range of industries, from business intelligence to law enforcement.
Intelayse - Open Source Intelligence provides capabilities for data extraction, information search and analytics in order to leverage plethora of information available on web for analytical & intelligence purposes.
- Monitor Social Media, blogs and other public forums, More than 1000 sources to choose from.
- Analytical engine to provide actionable intelligence.
- Understand Trends & Heatmaps - Trending Images, Videos, Topics.
- Unearth the Activity Clusters.
- Geospatial - Time Grid Activity Analysis with Location.
- Compare Keywords, Users.
- Sentiment Analysis.
- HashTag, URL & Media Analysis.
- Discover the Unknowns - Word Cloud.
- Identify Suspicious Profiles.
- Persona Analysis - Analyse Profiles.
- Link, Temporal & Social Network Analysis.
- Dynamic Filtering & Formatting.
As the world is increasingly shifting toward debit cards as a preferred method of payment, both personal and card data are reaching unprecedented heights of vulnerability. Large-scale data breaches of major retail chains are becoming a common news. While such data breaches get the headlines, the often overlooked “smaller” fraudulent activities are having an equally damaging impact on consumer confidence. These include the discovery of a card-skimming device at a local gas pump or the discovery of a false point-of-sale device at the local mall
The NETPOC solution quickly identifies cloned customer credit and debit cards and proactively helps in discovering the cards that have been compromised before they can be used for fraud. But time-consuming manual reviews often can’t spot the point of compromise until after the damage has been done. Stop the latest ATM and POS attacks that have evolved to evade legacy transaction risk monitoring systems.
NETPOCs point-of-compromise detection is an analytical tool designed to swiftly identify potentially compromised cards without all the paperwork, spreadsheets and thousand-page reports. Instantly compare and review fraud histories and find common locations and time periods