DomainTools, the leader in domain name and DNS-based cyber threat intelligence, co-sponsored the SANS survey and resulting report, SANS 2018 Cyber Threat Intelligence Survey. Results show adoption of CTI programs has steadily grown, with 68 percent of organizations currently creating or consuming CTI data and 22 percent having plans to do so in the future. Additionally, more respondents than ever before are finding CTI programs are helping improve overall cybersecurity posture, with the rate climbing to 81 percent this year, compared to 78 percent in 2017 and 64 percent in 2016.
According to the report, some of the most popular security operations tasks that CTI programs support include detecting threats (79%), incident response (71%), blocking threats (70%), and threat hunting (62%). Many of the survey responses indicate that the increased emphasis on CTI and threat intelligence sharing was key in allowing operations teams