According to new research published by ESG, security analytics and operations becomes more difficult annually. Why?

Many organizations are understaffed and lack the right skills while cyber-adversaries become increasingly sophisticated and stealthy, launching targeted attacks and stealing data from victim organizations. The research also indicates that many organizations continue to have profound weaknesses when it comes to understanding and operationalizing threat intelligence. Why is this the case and what are leading organizations doing to overcome these challenges and put cyber-threat intelligence (CTI) to work for them?

Join ESG Senior Principal Analyst and research report author, Jon Oltsik, and ThreatQuotient’s, Jonathan Couch, Senior Vice President of Strategy as they analyze the research and recommend beneficial CTI best practices based upon the examples of leading practitioners in this area.


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Jon Oltsik, Senior Principal Analyst and Founder

Jon Oltsik is an ESG senior principal analyst and the founder of the firm’s cybersecurity service. With almost 30 years of technology industry experience, Jon is widely recognized as an expert in all aspects of cybersecurity and is often called upon to help customers understand a CISO's perspective and strategies. Jon was named one of the top 100 cybersecurity influencers for 2015 by Onalytica, and is active as a committee member of the Cybersecurity Canon, a project dedicated to identifying a list of must-read books for all cybersecurity practitioners. Often quoted in the business and technical press, Jon also publishes articles on The Cipher Brief, a digital, security-based conversation platform that connects the private sector with the world’s leading security experts, and is also engaged in cybersecurity issues, legislation, and technology discussions within the U.S. government.

Jonathan Couch, Senior Vice President, Strategy

As SVP of Strategy of ThreatQuotient, Jonathan Couch utilizes his 20+ years of experience in information security, information warfare and intelligence collection to focus on the development of people, process, and technology within client organizations to assist in the consumption, use, and communication of cyber threat intelligence. Jonathan’s expertise is in leading advanced cyber warfare, cybersecurity, information operations, and intelligence technologies research. Prior to ThreatQuotient, Jonathan was a Co-Founder and VP of Threat Intelligence Services for iSIGHT Partners. There he created and managed a threat fusion center to help clients transition to intelligence-led security programs. Jonathan also has previously served in the Air Force at the NSA, Air Force Information Warfare Center, and in Saudi Arabia as the regional network engineer for the Joint Task Force (SW Asia). After leaving the military, Jonathan led a 25-member research and development team at Sytex Inc., later acquired by Lockheed Martin’s Advanced Technology Labs in 2005.