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Tactical Intelligence

Tactical Intelligence

Using Analysis and Insight to Maximize

Tactical Intelligence is the ability to deal with things you never thought would happen. It is the ability to improvise solutions to unanticipated, confusing, ill-defined problems. It is about dealing intelligently with surprises.

Scientific Operations

Tactical Intelligence services enable organizations to adopt a scientific approach for carrying out business operations. It gives users the information needed to correct or improve the effectiveness of a current operation.

All in one Intelligence Platform

Using CryptoMize's Tactical Intelligence services will allow you to put plans in place and conduct activities and initiatives that will allow you to take advantage of existing opportunities and shift resources before your rivals do.

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How can Tactical Intelligence help You?

Devise Techniques

It helps you predict what your opponents will do. It helps you devise tactics to prevent them from getting what they want. It helps you persuade them to give up on something they want.

Cost Effectiveness

Tactical intelligence reduces the overall cost of defending against threats. It does not completely remove risk, but it does provide alternatives for lowering risk at a fair cost to the organisation.

Informed Decisions

Tactical Intelligence is the ability to understand what is actually taking place. In business, knowing when to believe your own eyes and when to trust others' reports is critical.

Tactical Threat Intelligence

Tactical Threat Intelligence includes IOCs and TTPs. It evaluates the network's defences and strengths. Tactical Threat Intelligence is one of the most useful sources of intelligence for securing an organisation.

Tactical Threat Intelligence tries to link an attacker's attack strategy to detection and mitigation measures. It is used by administrators, security operations managers, and network operations centre workers.

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Tactical Intelligence versus Strategic Intelligence

Serve Different Purposes

One of the most notable distinctions between Strategic and Tactical Intelligence is intent. Its main objective is to provide users with information that helps develop policy. Tactical Intelligence provides users with information to implement current policy efforts.

Generalists vs. Specialists

Those who use Strategic Intelligence in an organisation are usually specialists. Those who use Tactical Intelligence in an organisation are usually generalists. In business, generalists include the board of directors and the CEO, CFO, COO, and CIO.

Degrees of Data Granularity

Strategic Intelligence doesn't always need exceedingly granular data, or material that has been mined and differentiated to the greatest degree possible. Tactical Intelligence frequently requires a greater granularity of data, if not the utmost attainable granularity.

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Tactical Intelligence vs Operational Intelligence

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In Operational Intelligence, data can be used to guide daily decision-making, resource allocation, and job priority, whereas Tactical Intelligence is the information derived from direct competitor activity inside their systems.

Trend Analysis

Operational Intelligence reveals technological direction; indicates that an adversary has chosen a specific target, whereas Tactical Intelligence is information derived from direct enemy activity inside your systems .

Decision Making

In decision making, Operational Intelligence prioritises daily tasks, builds security teams, and collaborates with other departments and corporate leaders, whereas Tactical Intelligence ensures the right decisions are taken by using automated response methods.

Our Process

At CryptoMize, we believe in precision. We conduct the process of Tactical Intelligence in the following four phases.

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Collection

Many of the most crucial facts are well known or may be found in public records. So we begin with data gathering. What we collect is "information," and that it will not become intelligence until it has been examined and validated by an analyst.
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Analysis

During the process of analysis, we assess the capabilities and potential of our client’s adversaries. We often search for the resource that is the least well-defended or most vulnerable and is required for their capabilities.
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Filing

We examine the crucial capabilities of opponents on a timeline defined by an estimate of the competitor's preparation time, with critical threats kept in a prioritised file.

Our Goals

Information Gathering

Our primary goal is to gather data. Our experts at CryptoMize are skilled enough to use OSINT with Tactical Intelligence to gather data.

Analysis

After information gathering, our team of experts analyse the collected information according to the set of rules.

Decision Making

We utilise Tactical Intelligence to make precise decisions or solve problems at the time of crisis or imminent circumstances.

Building Connections

We believe in connecting with organizations so that we can anticipate their information and customise the information we supply.

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FAQ'S

Frequently Asked Questions

Tactical intelligence is about the ability to cope with unanticipated problems. It is a subset of what we might call improvisational intelligence, but while improvisation implies a rapid response, tactical intelligence is about the ability to keep functioning when your plans fall apart. And this comes up surprisingly often in daily life. You can find yourself in an emergency and not know how to react to it, but you don't want to make things worse by panicking. Or you can be faced with a challenge you've never seen before and need to invent a novel strategy for dealing with it.
Tactical intelligence doesn't mean that you should be able to solve any problem that comes along; if that were true, we'd all be geniuses all the time. Instead, it means that we should be able to recognize which problems we can deal with and which ones are beyond us. It means being able to tell when someone's asking for superhuman effort and when they're just being unreasonable. It means being able to tell when you're being set up for failure or when the situation is just genuinely hopeless.

In business and in life, tactical intelligence is a method of approaching problems that combines two elements:
  1. The scientific method A mental model of reality is created and tested when you are trying to solve a problem or test a hypothesis. Exceptions and failures are discovered as you test your model of reality. The model must be trusted and followed; if not, the model must be changed and the process must be restarted from the beginning.
  2. The art of war Essentially, war is a state of continuous emergency: in times of peace, prepare for war, and in times of war, prepare for peace (or vice versa). You must be prepared to change your mind about what you're doing or how you're going about it at any point in time. The difference between a good general and a bad general is that the good general knows when to do what he or she is supposed to be doing at the time.

The following seven steps will help you get started with your operational intelligence initiative, starting with objectives and progressing through to the initial pilot:

Understand what you want to achieve: While OI has a broad range of applications, it is necessary to identify those areas where it will have the greatest impact. Discovering key pain points in the organisation can help you identify problems that OI can help you solve. Build a team: Once your challenges have been identified, it is time to begin putting

Build a team: Once your challenges have been identified, it is time to begin putting together a team that will select, build, and operate the OI solution for your organisation. Depending on the specifics of the problem you're attempting to solve, this is often spearheaded by someone in the executive suite.

Take stock of your operational data: In order to be effective, OI requires data. If your raw data feeds are insufficient, or if operational data is not accessible, OI will fail immediately and without warning. Audit your data stores to find out what is being generated, where it is being stored, and how it is currently being analysed at this point in time.

Develop a better understanding of your data: ou may discover that some of your data is either insufficiently collected or insufficiently high-quality or that some of your data is out-of-date or all of the above. Clean up your data feeds before launching an OI initiative; otherwise, you run the risk of having bad data, which leads to poor analysis and poor decisions.

Set up metrics: At the same time as step four, you'll want to identify in quantitative terms specific key performance indicators (KPIs) for the areas where your OI solution is intended to make a difference.

Tactical CTI seeks to identify how a Threat Actor plans to attack an organization and match that with detection and mitigation strategies. Examples of Tactical CTI are malware signatures, IP and URL blacklists, traffic patterns, log files, and credentials found in APT, ransomware, and phishing campaigns.
Tactical threats come in two forms: questions and problems. Questions are requests for information; problems are requests for action. Questions are better than problems because everyone has more information than action; thus questions take less effort to resolve than problems do.
But questions can also be tactical threats if there's something wrong with them: if they're unclear, or loaded with assumptions.

Providing relevance and context to a massive amount of data

Tactical threat intelligence comes with methodical processes that manage diverse datasets, turning them into actionable threat intelligence that fulfills an organization’s threat information needs.

Driving a proactive cybersecurity posture

By identifying vulnerabilities in networks and organizations, along with adversarial attack patterns, tactical threat intelligence can provide insights about the highest risk areas. It can, furthermore, detect business, mission, or technical weaknesses and help define and address the organization’s risk.

Aiding incident response

Tactical threat intelligence is consumed by incident responders to guarantee that their investigation and defenses are strong enough to withstand current tactics employed by adversaries.

Use Cases

Effective tactical threat intelligence solutions accumulate intelligence from disparate sources and internally deployed security tools. They enable security teams to identify trends from the cyber kill chain in the post-exploitation stage and associate them with reported intel.

  • Present versus Future Strategic intelligence provides an organisation with a glimpse into the future in order to identify and predict emerging trends and patterns. While strategic intelligence is concerned with long-term planning, tactical intelligence is concerned with what is happening right now: past strategic decisions have led to the organization's current state.
  • Data Granularity Although highly granular data is required for strategic intelligence, it is not always necessary to mine and discriminate against information at the granularest level possible. Data granularity is usually higher in tactical intelligence than it is in other types of intelligence, and in some cases it is the highest granularity that is available.
  • Initiation vs. Reaction Strategic intelligence provides users with the information they require in order to develop a new initiative that will propel the organisation into the future. In order to correct or improve the effectiveness of a current operation, tactical intelligence provides users with the information they require.

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