Next-Generation Technologies & Secure Development , Threat Hunting , Threat Intelligence

Threat Intelligence: Less Is More

'Garbage In, Garbage Out' Challenge Applies, Warns CenturyLink's Bryn Norton
Bryn Norton, director, solutions architecture and security, EMEA, CenturyLink

Less can be more when it comes to gathering, consuming and acting on threat intelligence, says Bryn Norton, a director of solutions architecture and security at telecommunications giant CenturyLink.

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"Threat intelligence can be counterproductive; you can bury yourself in information - analysis paralysis," unless organizations ensure that what they're doing is actionable, relevant and enabling them to see the bigger picture, Norton says.

In a video interview at Information Security Media Group's recent Security Summit: London, Norton discusses:

  • The business case for actionable threat intelligence, including operational headcount and efficiency targets;
  • The risk posed by threat fatigue;
  • How CenturyLink helps organizations use and more efficiently act on threat intelligence.

Norton is the EMEA director of solutions architecture and security at CenturyLink. He runs the company's practice and solutions architecture team and develops and delivers security solutions for a range of customers - from national infrastructure organizations through to global enterprises. He previously worked as an enterprise solutions specialist at Level 3 Communications - acquired by CenturyLink in 2017 - and also held roles at tPoint Solutions and Star.r.

About the Author

Mathew J. Schwartz

Mathew J. Schwartz

Executive Editor, DataBreachToday & Europe, ISMG

Schwartz is an award-winning journalist with two decades of experience in magazines, newspapers and electronic media. He has covered the information security and privacy sector throughout his career. Before joining Information Security Media Group in 2014, where he now serves as the executive editor, DataBreachToday and for European news coverage, Schwartz was the information security beat reporter for InformationWeek and a frequent contributor to DarkReading, among other publications. He lives in Scotland.

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