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6/24/2016
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Steve Zurier
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5 Ways To Think Like A Hacker

Security expert says CISOs need to use simulations more effectively so they can understand how hackers work and beat them at their own game.
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3. Focus on the entire cyber kill chain.

By analyzing the entire kill chain, you can determine the company's strengths and weaknesses and decide on what's the most effective way to stop the breach. For example, if simulations show hackers can easily steal user privileges to gain access to the network, you may decide that focusing on the access layer makes the most sense. 

On the other hand, if focusing on infiltration and the access layer is challenging because of third parties connected to your network, then you can direct you efforts to stopping lateral movement and exfiltration. Once you understand the organization's most critical breach scenarios, then the company can prioritize where it can most effectively break a step in the kill chain.

Image Source: insight.cryptzone.com

3. Focus on the entire cyber kill chain.

By analyzing the entire kill chain, you can determine the companys strengths and weaknesses and decide on whats the most effective way to stop the breach. For example, if simulations show hackers can easily steal user privileges to gain access to the network, you may decide that focusing on the access layer makes the most sense.

On the other hand, if focusing on infiltration and the access layer is challenging because of third parties connected to your network, then you can direct you efforts to stopping lateral movement and exfiltration. Once you understand the organizations most critical breach scenarios, then the company can prioritize where it can most effectively break a step in the kill chain.

Image Source: insight.cryptzone.com

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