CTI Analysis Bias: How to Overcome Your Prejudices During Analysis

Adam Goss
12 min readJun 17, 2024
CTI Analysis Bias

Cyber threat intelligence (CTI) is difficult. It requires meticulous data collection, thorough investigation, and critical thinking skills. A difficulty people often forget about is CTI analysis bias and how it can entrap new analysts.

All analysts have bias. It is what makes us human. However, in CTI, you must eliminate bias to avoid inaccurate and misleading intelligence assessments that fail to accurately inform key stakeholders. This guide will show you how to avoid those biases.

You will learn what CTI analysis bias is, the different types of bias, and how to overcome bias using various strategies. This will empower you to avoid the common pitfalls many new CTI analysts fall into and produce actionable intelligence backed by evidence.

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What is CTI Analysis Bias?

Cyber threat intelligence (CTI) teams follow a lifecycle to ensure intelligence requirements are met. Information is gathered, analyzed, and then distributed as intelligence to fulfill an intelligence requirement that allows key stakeholders to make informed decisions.

A key component of this lifecycle is the analysis stage. It is here that information is turned into actionable intelligence, patterns are…

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Adam Goss

Helping demystify cyber threat intelligence for businesses and individuals | CTI | Threat Hunting | Custom Tooling