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Measure, Maximize, and Mature Threat-Informed Defense (M3TID)

Project Summary

Published : Apr 10, 2024

M3TID leverages threat understanding to improve a security program by creating an actionable definition of threat-informed defense and its associated key activities, and a formalized approach to measure your threat-informed defense. This maturity model complements existing cybersecurity maturity models by incorporating a measure of how well threat information is leveraged.

Leveraging knowledge of cyber threats to prioritize the allocation of limited resources is one of the most impactful and efficient ways to reduce overall risk.


Using a threat-informed defense is one of the most effective ways to defend yourself against cyber-attacks, yet there is no definitive guidance on how to create and mature a threat-informed defense.


Create a foundational resource that defines threat-informed defense, all of its components, and develop a solution to measure, maximize, and mature threat-informed defense.


Organizations can strategically enhance their cybersecurity capabilities, optimize resource allocation, and improve defenses against cyber-attacks, contributing to a stronger and more resilient infrastructure.

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