About Talos

Talos is the industry-leading threat intelligence organization dedicated to providing protection before, during, and after cybersecurity threats. As the primary member of the Cisco's Collective Security Intelligence (CSI) ecosystem, Talos detects and correlates threats in real time using the largest threat detection network in the world spanning web requests, emails, malware samples, open source data sets, endpoint intelligence, and network intrusions. The elite cybersecurity experts in Talos work to proactively discover, assess, and respond to the latest trends in hacking activities, intrusion attempts, malware, and vulnerabilities with new detection and prevention content for all Cisco's security products to better protect your organization.


Talos was formed by combining SourceFire's Vulnerability Research Team, the Cisco Threat Research and Communications group, and the Cisco Security Applications group. The team is backed by a sophisticated infrastructure and systems that provide exceptional visibility from the aggregation and analysis of Cisco's unrivaled telemetry of data, leading to a comprehensive understanding of threats, their root causes, and scope of outbreaks.

Talos additionally provides a variety of free software, services, resources, and data to support the security community. This includes developing and maintaining the official rule sets and communities of Snort, ClamAV, SenderBase, and SpamCop.

Learn more about Talos' latest research and releases on the Talos blog.