What is Threat Intelligence?

Threat Intelligence is a commonly misunderstood security term. In general terms, it is information gathered from internal and external sources that is used to inform the organization about risks to their information systems and business operations. Information is gathered from external sources such as new articles, vendor and security organization alerts and reports from your SEIM. Information gathered from these sources are analyzed for content and possible risks, determining what actions, if any need to be taken by the institution and its users.