The endpoint attack chain… simplified

Posted: 16th May 2018

Understanding the different steps attackers take is crucial to guarding against attacks.

A comprehensive, defense in depth strategy using layers of overlapping protection has proven to be one of the best approaches to cybersecurity. This is why studying the attack chain, or cyber kill chain, to understand the different steps attackers take, is so crucial.

The cyber kill chain identifies seven stages of a cyberattack:

  1. Reconnaissance
  2. Weaponization
  3. Delivery
  4. Exploit
  5. Installation
  6. Command and Control
  7. Actions

However, the standard cyber kill chain is often more complicated than ...

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