The Value of an Intelligence Platform to Combat Cybercrime

This article is an excerpt from GovLoop’s recent report, “How Actionable Intelligence Helps Agencies Combat Cybercrime. Download the full report here

Today, cybercriminals are exploiting government data and personally identifiable information, and using that information across these threat-actor communities to engage in fraudulent and illegal activities — putting agencies at serious risk.

Governments need to gather intelligence on these communities, which are havens for fraud, financially motivated cybercrime and money laundering, but it is difficult and dangerous to gather information on cybercriminals and others in these environments. Agencies don’t have the necessary tools, resources and capabilities to maneuver in these communities or to use their findings to proactively defend against cyberattacks.

GovLoop partnered with Flashpoint, a leader in threat intelligence and an expert in accessing these illicit communities, to explore the capabilities open to agencies that are looking to gather intelligence to properly respond to threats. Learn more in our new report.

The Flashpoint Intelligence Platform provides users with an archive of finished intelligence reports — data from illicit forums, marketplaces, chat services, blogs, paste sites, technical data, card shops and vulnerabilities — in a single, finished intelligence experience. The platform scales Flashpoint’s internal team of specialized, multilingual intelligence analysts.

Whether users are intelligence experts or new to business risk intelligence, Flashpoint’s platform and services deliver relevant intelligence that empowers them to make more informed decisions and to mitigate risk in any part of their organizations.

To learn about cybercrime uses cases, as well as best practices in combatting cybercrime, download the full report here

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