Cyber Threat Intelligence and National Framework for Turkey

Bahtiyar Bircan, Principal Researcher  TÜBİTAK BİLGEM Cyber Security Institute 

Issue 48 - January 2014

Cyber-attacks are increasing and changing face. Today cyber-attacks are more sophisticated and targeted. Nowadays cyber attackers are mostly state sponsored or backed by large crime groups. 

From DDoS attacks to advanced persistent threats (APTs) they are conducting highly sophisticated and coordinated attacks to carefully selected targets. Different individuals and groups in this rogue market are cooperating very well during these attacks. They can coordinate and initiate a cyber-attack in a matter of minutes. Recent distributed denial of service attacks and botnet activities against different institutions are examples of how coordinated cyber criminals can be.