We have heard and read a lot about National Intelligence agencies, Research and Analysis wing (R&AW or RAW), Intelligence bureau etc. The main function is to garner intelligence from within the country or from other countries and also execute counter-intelligence and counter-terrorism tasks.They gathers threat intelligence so it can understand which threats are most credible or imminent and allocate resources accordingly to guard against those attacks.We read in news papers that, as per intelligence reports there are chances of so and so terrorist attacks etc.
Few years back when I was working in SOC, I got a call from one of my colleague updating about a Microsoft windows vulnerability that will be made public in 2 days. Before vulnerability gets public, is there any way, where we could get these information? I was confused...!! How he came to know about it? Do we have Intelligence bureau here in our domain also?