Verizon claims its new, best-of-breed threat intelligence platform draws cyber situational awareness from its global public IP backbone to power enhanced applied intelligence solutions that improve cyber-attack detection and recovery times.
Unveiling of the new threat advisory centre follows last year’s Verizon 2016 data breach investigations report, which found that in 93% of the cases analysed, attackers were able to compromise systems in minutes or less – although most organisations didn’t discover that a breach had even occurred until weeks later.
“The evolution of cyber crime has changed the battle plan,” says Bryan Sartin, executive director, Global Security Services, Verizon Enterprise Solutions.
Sartin says Verizon’s Threat Research Advisory Centre is a significant milestone in the company’s continued investments into cyber security intelligence and next generation cyber defence.
According to Verizon, with one of the largest global IP networks, the company has “an expansive view into the world’s data traffic”.
In the centre, this visibility is combined with up-to-the-minute information from thousands of customer security devices under management, intelligence from Verizon’s breach response investigations team, and other proprietary and third-party threat intelligence sources, to correlate and contextualise cyber threats in real-time.
Sartin says this actionable intelligence is driven through Verizon’s security solutions to deliver a more resilient security posture.
“The new Threat Research Advisory Centre is a key enabler for Verizon’s ongoing security vision, uniting all of our cyber-intelligence capabilities under one roof.
“Our investment in these capabilities is ongoing – spanning technology, ecosystems, manpower and partnerships. We intend to be the key disrupter of cyber crime, continuing to collate and share cyber intelligence and cyber-attack data to make the industry stronger, and help our customers become more cyber-resilient.”