Talos is Cisco’s industry-leading threat intelligence team that protects your organization’s people, data and infrastructure from active adversaries. The Talos team collects information about existing and developing threats, and provides comprehensive protection against more attacks and malware than anyone else. All Cisco Security products utilize Talos threat intelligence, providing fast and effective security solutions. Our job is protecting your network.
Talos was formed by combining SourceFire's Vulnerability Research Team, the Cisco Threat Research and Communications group, and the Cisco Security Applications group. The combined expertise is backed by a sophisticated infrastructure and Cisco's unrivaled telemetry of data that spans across networks, end points, cloud environments, virtual systems, and daily web and email traffic providing a truly comprehensive understanding of threats, their root causes, and scope of outbreaks.
Talos utilizes their extensive threat intelligence to keep abreast of existing and emerging threats and make the internet safer for everyone. A variety of free software, services, resources, and data are available to the public, including the official rule sets and communities of Snort, ClamAV, the Talos Reputation Center (formerly SenderBase), and SpamCop. Additionally, Talos promotes an informed security community, posting information on new threats and research on the Talos Blog, ThreatSource Newsletter, social media, and on the Beers with Talos podcast.