SANS Digital Forensics and Incident Response Blog: Category - Cyber Kill Chain

Security Intelligence: Attacking the Cyber Kill Chain

Coming in much later than I'd hoped, this is the second installment in a series of four discussing security intelligence principles in computer network defense. If you missed the introduction (parts 1 and 2), I highly recommend you read it before this article, as it sets the stage and vernacular for intelligence-driven response necessary to follow what will be discussed throughout the series. Once again, and as often is the case, the knowledge conveyed herein is that of my associates and I, learned through many man-years attending the School of Hard Knocks (TM?), and the credit belongs to all of those involved in the evolution of this material.

In this segment, we will introduce the attack progression (aka "kill chain") and briefly descibe its

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