Chris Jacob, ThreatQuotient: organizations must automate their security systems to mitigate escalating cyber threats
Even though protecting against malicious threat actors is equally important for both regular users and businesses, corporations are even more vulnerable to attacks – cybercriminals are more actively choosing high-profit targets.
Not only does it take more than a single security tool to ensure effective protection against sophisticated threats but adding multiple layers of advanced technologies also creates new coordination-related challenges for business owners and IT staff.
So today, we had a chat with Chris Jacob, the Vice President of Threat Intelligence Engineering at ThreatQuotient, about how corporations can automate threat detection and achieve better communication within their cybersecurity architecture.
Please, introduce us to ThreatQuotient. What has the journey been like so far?
ThreatQuotient was founded in 2013 to build a tool to make security more manageable and proactive. At that time, there were very few solutions for defenders to aggregate, organize, and maintain their cyber threat intelligence. For example, for analysts working in SOCs like ThreatQuotient’s founders. Security appliances didn’t have flexible or well-documented APIs, and analysts were forced to copy and paste indicators from websites, blogs, email exchanges, and other documents into spreadsheets for storing.