Information Gathering

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Reconnaissance This is the first part in my blog series on the Kill Chain where I go deeper into the parts of the Unified model. This part is about the reconnaissance phase. What is it? Reconnaissance, is yet another term from the military world, it is “the exploration outside an area occupied by friendly forces to gain information about natural features and other activities in the area” (Wikipedia). By using various detection methods you obtain information about the activities and resources of your opponent. [Read More]

The Kill Chain

Models of Cyber Intrusion

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The Kill Chain There is this concept of the “kill chain” in the area of penetration testing. As you would expect, the term comes from the military. As Wikipedia explains, it first was used to describe the phases of a military attack; first target identification, then force dispatch to target, then decision to attack target, and finally the destruction of the target. Cyber Kill Chain It was Lockheed Martin that started to apply this concept to information security. [Read More]