- Analysts examining cyber threats are required to work with sources that are at risk of manipulation through deliberate disinformation campaigns, or which are potentially malicious to view or interact with.
- The increasing sophistication of state-based or -backed cyber adversaries applying intelligence tradecraft has created additional challenges for analysts conducting research and producing analysis on cyber threats.
- Best practice for analysts would include practising sound operational security, establishing ‘ground truth’ in digital evidence and verifying sources, and working with an in-depth understanding of the requirements of the customers using their analyses.
Analysts at private organisations and public agencies are increasingly tasked with researching cyber threats.
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