Black Cat Security

Threat Intelligence

Start with the process of threat modeling: 

  1. Identify the system or application to be analyzed: This includes understanding the scope of the system or application, its components, and the data it processes or stores.

  2. Identify potential threats: This involves brainstorming and identifying potential threats that could impact the system or application. Threats can be categorized as internal or external, intentional or unintentional, and can include a wide range of attacks such as denial-of-service attacks, phishing attacks, SQL injection, and others.

  3. Assess the likelihood and impact of each threat: For each identified threat, an assessment is made to determine how likely the threat is to occur and the potential impact on the system or application.

  4. Prioritize and plan mitigation: Based on the assessment, threats are prioritized according to the likelihood and impact. Mitigation measures are then planned and implemented to address the most critical threats.

  5. Review and update: Threat modeling is an ongoing process, and it’s important to periodically review and update the model as the system or application evolves or new threats emerge.

Notice below the types of exposure?

Identity Theft

Falsely using someone else's private information for personal gain.

Malicious access of data

An employee's device ( personal devices) has been misplaced or stolen, exposing private data.

Insider Threat

Stealing sensitive corporate data for business advantage or personal gain.

Weak passwords

Single points of verification like passwords can easily be bypassed by savvy hackers.

Social engineering

Hackers manipulate employees into installing malware on their own systems.

Loss/corruption of data

The integrity of your data has been compromised somewhere in the writing, reading, storage, transmission, or processing cycle.

Misconfigured systems

A web server, app, or plug-in has been misconfigured in a way that inadvertently leaks info or allows hackers an entry point into your business's software or OS.

Outdated operating system

Operating systems advance annually to adapt to new security needs.

Lack of encryption

Not encrypting your data is the equivalent of leaving your wallet in an unlocked car with the windows down.

Equipment failures

Hackers locate a flaw, glitch, or weakness in your business's software or OS and create exploits to target those vulnerabilities.

Unpatched vulnerabilities

Vulnerabilities arise with every software addition to your environment.

Untrained employees

No security feature can account for human error.