Chapter 17 Hiding and Silent Movement

Toshitsugu Takamatsu, the thirty-third Grandmaster of Togakure Ryu, provided some guidance on the roles and responsibilities of ninja. According to Takamatsu, “stealthy reconnaissance is the ninja's chief contribution to victory,” and that “the ninja accomplishes his mission by concealing his own influence on the situation and preserving the impression that all is going according to fate alone.”1 This puts a lot of pressure on Zukin who want to emulate ancient ninja during efforts to compromise corporate networks. To improve our chances of success, and to avoid detection, we need to perform all of our attacks with the focus of hiding our tracks and moving silently through the victim's network. ...

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