Shifting Left in the Cyber Kill Chain

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This report uses dark web intelligence from a real-life cyberattack to demonstrate how threat actors can be stopped right at the beginning of the Cyber Kill Chain – in the reconnaissance phase – if organizations know what to look for, and where to look for it.

The Cyber Kill Chain is one of the more commonly referenced frameworks in cybersecurity. Originally developed by the aerospace and defense company Lockheed Martin, the framework outlines the seven different stages of an attack a threat actor must complete in order to achieve their objective.

The general consensus amongst cybersecurity teams is that the earlier, or further to the left in the kill chain, that cyber threat actors can be identified then the less likely they are to be successful in their operations.

Dark web monitoring and intelligence gives organizations the capability to strike back against threat actors earlier in the Cyber Kill Chain – in the reconnaissance stage way before the network is breached – enabling them to take a much more proactive approach to cybersecurity.

This report explains where the dark web fits in the Cyber Kill Chain and uses the real life example of a university breach to demonstrate how dark web intelligence could have helped to prevent the attack.

Download this report to learn about:

  • Where dark web intelligence fits in the Cyber Kill Chain.
  • The early warning signs of a cyberattack are visible on the dark web.
  • How dark web intelligence can be used to disrupt cybercriminals’ operations before they have breached the network.