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5. Risk Analysis: Adversarial Risk

Raymond Pompon

(1)Seattle, Washington, USA

Cybersecurity is perhaps the most challenging intellectual profession on the planet both because of the rate of change and because your failure is the intentional work product of sentient opponents.

—Dan Geer, CISO In-Q-Tel

Intentional attacks against IT systems from motivated malicious attackers are the heart of the challenge in IT security. Malicious attackers work around your controls, actively hide from detection, and zero in on highly valuable systems and data. This chapter explores how you can analyze and predict adversarial attacks.

A Hospital under Attack

In the ...

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