Cisco Talos

Cisco Talos

The Talos Security Intelligence and Research Group (Talos) is made up of leading threat researchers supported by sophisticated systems to create threat intelligence for Cisco products that detects, analyzes and protects against both known and emerging threats. Talos maintains the official rule sets of Snort.org, ClamAV, SenderBase.org and SpamCop.

Talos is the primary team that contributes threat information to the Cisco Collective Security Intelligence (CSI) ecosystem. Cisco CSI is shared across multiple security solutions and provides industry-leading security protections and efficacy. In addition to threat researchers, CSI is driven by intelligence infrastructure, product and service telemetry, public and private feeds and the open source community.

Talos Intelligence

Talos detects and correlates threats in real time. It uses the largest threat intelligence network in the world, which spans:

  • Web requests
  • Email traffic
  • Malware samples
  • Open-source data sets
  • Endpoint intelligence
  • Network intrusions

Industry-Leading Expertise

Talos discovers and responds to the latest threats by pooling expertise from several fields:

  • Software development
  • Reverse engineering
  • Vulnerability development
  • Malware research
  • Intelligence analysis
  • Spam and web reputation