It may sound surprising but a thief in real life trying to break into a house to steal something uses very same steps to a cyber thief who will break into the network to steal data instead of breaking into a building. Today we will discuss about What is Cyber Kill Chain is. Cyber Kill Chain is a traditional security model created by the computer security incident response (CSIRT) team.
The aim of this model is for everyone to comprehend the stages a cyber attack needs to go through to manage an attack and help security teams to stop an attack at every stage. The cyber kill chain model also can be described as an attack by an outsider attacker trying to gain access to the data or assets around the security perimeter. The faster we spot a cyber attack the faster we can overcome such an attack.
One of the best plans to ensure we are fully secure is by having sufficient or competent data backup. Backing up the data is the best way to defend ourselves from cyber threats. Furthermore, backing up the data also gives protection to avoid more damage after the cyber breach.
Try to hack yourself first before the external hacking and intrusion happen is one of the cyber security best practice lot of companies practice to make sure for more focus on attack surface and the attack path, so enterprise can be much better in handling the defence part of the work what needed in place to mitigate those risk. This is why we have the red team and blue team setup in the modern cyber security team organisation.
The cyber attacker performs reconnaissance, intrusion of the security perimeter, exploitation of vulnerabilities, gaining and escalating privileges, lateral movement to get access to more valuable targets, try to obfuscate their activity and lastly exfiltrate data from the organization. This is what we called cyber kill chain phases and we will discuss in detail in our future update.
Due to the popularity of the model, it is being widely adopted and modified to serve for various use cases and context. From the adoption of the threat to unified approach, to name just a few areas.
Feel free to contact E-SPIN for your specific operation or project requirement, so we can assist you on the exact requirement in the packaged solutions that you may require for your operation or project needs, whether from the red team or blue team context and perspective.