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How Cybercriminals Choose Their Targets And Tactics
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MROBINSON000
MROBINSON000,
User Rank: Apprentice
1/18/2013 | 2:26:40 PM
re: How Cybercriminals Choose Their Targets And Tactics
In my opinion, a Security Tester,
or hacker, has one of the most exciting and creative jobs in the industry. They
are asked to find as many critical security vulnerabilities in complex software
systems with limited resources - before the application is released or shipped.
They have the challenge of knowing more about the system in the first couple of
days than the developers who wrote the system. They have to find every
vulnerability in the system, while the attacker effectively has all the time
and resources in the world to find only one issue. ThatGs why, I truly believe
that to be effective, they have to get in the attackers mindset, think like the
enemy, if I may say. Also, we have to keep in mind that it takes dedication,
practice and a laser-like focus for years to become the best. Actually, hereGs
a great article on this matter: http://blog.securityinnovation....-
PJS880
PJS880,
User Rank: Ninja
1/21/2013 | 11:23:32 PM
re: How Cybercriminals Choose Their Targets And Tactics




Great article and
very informative for anyone. -Think about
a bank robber and how long they stake out a target bank before actually committing
the robbery. The criminals gather everything from delivery times, to employees
break scheduling. Why wouldnGt a cybercriminal do the same thing with a target they
were planning on attacking? Information on these topics is the best defense to
avoid finding you a victim.

Paul Sprague

InformationWeek Contributor
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