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Advanced Persistent Threat by Eric Cole

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Chapter 3

How are Organizations Being Compromised?

Introduction

Regardless of the profession you are in, you cannot be very good at the defense if you do not understand the offense. Organizations are being compromised because they do not understand how the offense operates and in many cases are not fixing the right problems. If you look at a football team, the best defensive linemen are the ones who study and know how the offense calls plays. Sometimes when you are watching a football game and the defense makes a really good play, the announcer will say that the defense knew exactly what the play was that the offense was going to make. The analogy of how many organizations approach defensive security is they decide what vulnerabilities to fix ...

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