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How does a Threat and Breach Intelligence solution help prevent security risks?

How does a Threat and Breach Intelligence solution help prevent security risks?

More and more organizations are aware that cyber attacks represent a permanent risk to business continuity and compliance requirements. In this context, prevention and early detection of cyber threats plays a key role, but requires advanced skills, experience and solutions. With Attack Watch, an innovative Threat and Breach Intelligence solution, organizations can proactively defend their networks and data, minimizing the impact of cyber incidents and ensuring business continuity. Available through Safetech Innovations, Attack Watch provides monitoring of potential cyberattack vectors, continuous remediation of security vulnerabilities and provision of information gathered from multiple sources about emerging or existing threats, possible data loss and planned attacks on the organization, allowing security teams to quickly identify, prioritize and remediate threats according to their potential impact.

More than 26,400 vulnerabilities were identified last year, about 1,400 more than in 2022, according to SecureWorld (*). Compared to ten years ago, respectively in 2013, the volume is more than five times higher.
A quarter of these security vulnerabilities were exploited immediately, on the same day they were made public. The problem is compounded by the fact that, according to the Cost of a Data Breach Report 2023 (**), the average time it took to detect a vulnerability last year was 207 days. Added to this are another 70 days to fix it completely, which means that attackers basically have a window of opportunity of about seven months to exploit the vulnerabilities. This is a more than worrying result, given that cyber attacks are increasingly frequent, and which makes it necessary to use threat and breach intelligence solutions.

Threat and breach intelligence with I+Cyber Attack Watch

Safetech proposes to its customers the threat and breach intelligence solution Attack Watch, developed by I+Cyber, specially designed to provide specific information about security breaches and events that pose threats to organizations. The Breach Intelligence functions within the platform classify attackers and their tactics, techniques and procedures (TTPs) to discover ways to exploit existing vulnerabilities. I+Cyber technology allows interception of attackers’ communications through passive legal techniques (proxy sensors, peer to peer crawling, sinkholing, etc.) that ensure the capture of data about potential victims without the attackers being aware of it.

At the same time, the I+Cyber solution provides permanent monitoring of the company’s attack surface to quickly detect, analyze and remediate vulnerabilities, as well as to eliminate potential attack vectors. The process is supported by the Threat Intelligence service, which collects, processes and analyzes information from multiple sources, such as the web, dark web, restricted forums, social media, app stores, messaging services and others, to identify potential emerging or existing threats. In addition, Attack Watch uses next-generation technologies to detect and analyze a wide range of attacks, from malware and botnets to ransomware and credential theft.

Threat and breach intelligence facilitates compliance with legal requirements regarding the protection of personal data

The vulnerabilities lead to the creation of security breaches in the IT infrastructure of organizations that can be exploited by attackers, an aspect strictly regulated by the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Thus, according to Article 33 of the amended text of Regulation 2016/679, security events breaching the security of personal data must be notified to the national supervisory authority as soon as possible, without exceeding 72 hours from the identification of the problem, if possible.

According to the European Data Protection Board (***), an organization should be considered “aware” when there is a reasonable degree of certainty that a security incident has occurred that has compromised personal data.
In order to be able to demonstrate to the data protection authority when and how it became aware of an event affecting the protection of personal data, it is recommended that all organizations have a system to record how and when they became aware of such an event, as part of their internal procedures, but also how they assessed the potential risk posed by that event.

The dangers and requirements outlined above require adequate cyber protection systems with which companies can prioritize their actions regarding the detection and response to security threats to which they are exposed.

Threat and Breach Intelligence within Safetech cyber threat detection and response services

In order to be able to act effectively towards preventing and mitigating cyber security risks, companies need not only solutions, but also skills and experience in this field. This is critical for many organizations that do not have the necessary resources internally and can be compensated by working with an outsourced security service provider validated by internationally recognized certifications, such as Safetech Innovations.

Safetech has a private Computer Emergency Response Team (called STI CERT), established in 2015 and served by a team of certified experts in multiple leading technologies. At the same time, STI CERT holds the Trusted Introducer accreditation, granted by the European community of Computer Emergency Response Team ( organizations.

The STI CERT team ensures the monitoring of its clients’ information technology infrastructures with 24/7/365 coverage, to detect any potential threats before they cause damage and to intervene rapidly, when necessary, to block attacks and remediate vulnerabilities. Safetech’s CERT distinguishes from other providers through its internal structure with three levels of support: detection, response, and advanced support. The Attack Watch solution allows Safetech CERT specialists to prioritize their actions based on information provided by Threat and Breach Intelligence services and to apply quick prevention or response measures to attacks. Based on the threat information delivered by Attack Watch, Safetech experts make informed decisions and take proactive actions to reduce risks.

STI CERT‘s capabilities are complemented by the extensive expertise within Safetech’s other technical teams, which provide complementary services, with a preventive character, covering governance consulting, system integration, penetration testing, vulnerability management, and security audits.

Safetech Innovations is one of the most experienced cyber security companies in Romania. We have 12 years of activity and over 600 completed projects in this field for clients from multiple economic sectors.

Currently, Safetech Innovations employs over 60 employees, of which 40 are members of the technical team.

For more information about Safetech Innovations services, practical demonstrations and commercial offers, we invite you to contact us by email at sales @ or by phone at +40 21 3160565.


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