How to combine intelligence for a cohesive defence strategy
Actionable intelligence is key to defence efforts.
Many cities already have excellent cyber defences set up to counter threats of cyber attacks - with periodic checks, and several triggers and alerts set up to warn IT teams of suspicious activity. In addition, cities are adopting a robust physical surveillance strategy, with more and more cities investing in CCTV cameras. Each form of defence produces different types of intelligence - but they are useless on their own, unless they can be properly combined to produce a cohesive and intelligible picture of the situation, which can be immediately actioned upon.
With the fusion of cyber and physical intelligence, law enforcement and homeland security agencies are now able to quickly apprehend a suspect for an attack on a city’s critical infrastructure - even if the attack was launched from overseas. As mentioned in the new whitepaper ‘Cyber Fusion: twining physical and virtual security’, latest approaches to security does not involve simply putting together various technologies, but allowing them to work seamlessly together to provide teams and decision makers timely, critical information in both the cyber and physical realms.
This whitepaper shows the key processes that need to be taken to track down cybercriminals - from verifying the attack, to tracing the location of the attack source, and finally to identifying and finding the suspects.