Advanced Persistent Threat Hacking The Art and Science of by Tyler Wrightson

By Tyler Wrightson

Grasp the strategies and instruments of the complex chronic hazard hacker
In this publication, IT protection professional Tyler Wrightson finds the frame of mind, talents, and powerful assault vectors had to compromise any goal of selection. complicated continual risk Hacking discusses the strategic matters that make all corporations susceptible and offers noteworthy empirical facts. Youll research a confirmed APT Hacker technique for systematically concentrating on and infiltrating a company and its IT platforms. a distinct, five-phased tactical method of APT hacking is gifted with real-world examples and hands-on ideas you should use instantly to execute very powerful assaults.

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It’s also much more difficult and far less likely for a small organization to detect the presence of an APT hacker; thus, an attacker can maintain access undetected for a very long time in all organizations, especially in small ones. Constructs of Our Demise Seriously? Can any organization be hacked? Yes. Any? Even the most secure environments? Yes. But seriously, any organization, regardless of industry? Yes. And it doesn’t matter what defenses they have in place? Of course, the defenses matter.

Ultimately, any threat may be persistent, but it’s only meaningful if that persistence allows them to compromise the intended target. Threat Capabilities There aren’t any industry-standard definitions of threat capabilities, so we’re going to invent our own. In order of least capabilities to greatest capabilities these threats are Unsophisticated Threat (UT) Unsophisticated Persistent Threat (UPT) Smart Threat (ST) Smart Persistent Threat (SPT) Advanced Threats (AT) Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) As you can see in Figure 1-1, the APT has the most advanced skill set of all.

The initial compromise might come from a user clicking a malicious link in an e-mail, and then weeks or even months later, the criminal creates a credit card with the victim’s details and goes on a shopping spree. So how can a user be expected to understand the actual impact of malicious e-mails when the effects are so far removed from the cause? This makes it virtually impossible for the average person to appreciate the effects of their bad techno-security decisions. Offensive Thinking vs. Defensive Thinking Generally, there is a big difference in the offensive and defensive thinking processes, which leaves the attacker with a clear advantage.

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