Last updated at Mon, 25 Jul 2022 17:54:44 GMT

With employees reluctant to return to the office following the COVID-19 pandemic, the concept of a well-defined network perimeter has become a thing of the past for many organizations. Attack surfaces continue to expand, and as a result, threat intelligence has taken on even greater importance.

Earlier this year, the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) released ISO 27002, which features a dedicated threat intelligence control (Control 5.7). This control is aimed at helping organizations collect and analyze threat intelligence data more effectively. It also provides guidelines for creating policies that limit the impact of threats. In short, ISO 27002’s Control 5.7 encourages a proactive approach to threat intelligence.

Control 5.7 specifies that threat intelligence must be “relevant, perceptive, contextual, and actionable” in order to be effective. It also recommends that organizations consider threat intelligence on three levels: strategic, operational, and tactical.

  • Strategic threat intelligence is defined as high-level information about the evolving threat landscape (information about threat actors, types of attacks, etc.)
  • Operational threat intelligence is information about the tactics, tools, and procedures (TTPs) used by attackers.
  • Tactical threat intelligence includes detailed information on particular attacks, including technical indicators.

ISO 27002 is intended to be used with ISO 27001, which provides guidance for establishing and maintaining information security management systems. Many organizations use ISO 27001 and 27002 in conjunction as a framework for showing compliance with regulations where detailed requirements are not provided, for example Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX) in the US and the Data Protection Directive in the EU.

How Rapid7 can help

In addition to our threat intelligence and digital risk protection solution Threat Command, there are several Rapid7 products and services that can help you address a variety of controls recommended in ISO 27002.

InsightVM identifies and classifies assets, audits password policies, and identifies and prioritizes vulnerabilities. Metasploit can be used to validate vulnerability exploitability, audit the effectiveness of network segmentation, and conduct technical compliance tests. InsightAppSec tests the security of web applications. InsightIDR monitors user access to the network, collects and analyzes events, and assists in incident response.

Additionally, Rapid7 can provide security consulting services, perform an assessment of your organization’s current state of controls against the ISO 27002 framework, and identify gaps in your security program. We can also develop and review security policies, conduct penetration tests, respond to security incidents, and more.

Addressing ISO 27002 Control 5.7

A dedicated threat intelligence and digital risk protection solution like Rapid7 Threat Command can greatly ease the process of addressing Control 5.7.

Threat Command is designed to simplify the collection and analysis of threat intelligence data — from detection to remediation. It proactively monitors thousands of sources across the clear, deep, and dark web and delivers tailored threat intelligence information specific to your organization. Even better, Threat Command helps reduce the information overload with comprehensive external threat protection from a single pane of glass.

Threat Command enables you to make informed decisions, rapidly detect and mitigate threats,  and minimize exposure to your organization. Simply input your digital assets and properties, and you’ll receive relevant alerts categorized by severity, type of threat, and source. Fast detection and integration with SIEM, SOAR, EDR, and firewall allow you to quickly turn threat intelligence into action.

To learn more about how Threat Command fits into your organization’s security strategy, schedule a demo today.

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