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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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1. Use a real hacker playbook.

Start by understanding the kill chain or attack path a hacker would use to infiltrate your network and extract data or something valuable. For this you would run any number of breach method simulations to challenge the organization's security defenses. Through these simulations you could potentially learn if security gateways are stopping exploit kits from being downloaded, if your IPS can stop a hacker using malware to laterally traverse the network, or if your security controls can identify source code being exfiltrated using a DNS query. Security managers need to incorporate comprehensive hacker breach methods and techniques into their toolkits. 

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1. Use a real hacker playbook.

Start by understanding the kill chain or attack path a hacker would use to infiltrate your network and extract data or something valuable. For this you would run any number of breach method simulations to challenge the organizations security defenses. Through these simulations you could potentially learn if security gateways are stopping exploit kits from being downloaded, if your IPS can stop a hacker using malware to laterally traverse the network, or if your security controls can identify source code being exfiltrated using a DNS query. Security managers need to incorporate comprehensive hacker breach methods and techniques into their toolkits.

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