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Collect Actionable Intel in Real-time with Cyware's Twitter Feed Integration

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Social media is used as a networking tool by many people. However, security professionals can use it as an additional information source to improve their analysis of vulnerabilities, exploits, malware, threat actors, and anomalous cyber incidents. In the same vein, the Cyware Threat Intelligence eXchange (CTIX) version 2.7 comes with a new Twitter feed integration to leverage the threat information shared by security researchers and organizations round the clock. This integration allows security analysts to collect real-time intelligence from Twitter in a fully automated manner, thereby freeing them up from performing manual tasks.

How does it work?

CTIX allows Admins to integrate multiple Twitter accounts.
  • The Twitter Feeds module shows all the integrated feeds in real-time, similar to the Twitter home page.
  • Analysts can search through the integrated feeds based on handles, keywords, or hashtags. They can also use Pinned Items to quickly access saved searches for specific feeds.
  • To put any relevant insights to use, analysts can bookmark a tweet, or create an Intel Alert, add notes, and assign it to specific users. While creating an Alert from a tweet, CTIX automatically parses the tweet and allows analysts to select any indicator of compromise (IOC) mentioned in it.
  • Under Intel History, analysts can view and open the previously created Intel Alerts from different tweets, along with their corresponding statuses.
  • Under Integrations Management, CTIX Admins can integrate multiple Twitter accounts of their choice. For this, Admins need to create a Twitter Developer Account whose authentication token and credentials need to be configured in CTIX.

Why does this matter?

  • Threat Intel teams can’t simply rely on structured information sources. To generate the most actionable intelligence, security analysts also need to scour through heaps of unstructured information which is why this integration becomes all the more important.
  • In keeping up with the latest happenings in the threat landscape, the Twitter Feed Integration becomes a blessing since security analysts can leverage real-time Social Intelligence (SOCMINT) from a single platform.

The takeaway

To stay secure in today’s ever-changing threat environment, security teams need to stay on their toes all the time. The CTIX Twitter Feed Integration makes this easier for security analysts by adding one more tool in their arsenal to track and gather intelligence on every move made by the cyber adversaries.


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Posted on: December 14, 2020

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