Strategies for Defending Against Kill Chain Reconnaissance


Introduction Recent cyberattacks attributed to advanced persistent threat (APT) groups linked with nation-states have exposed their expanding capabilities when it comes to effectively compromising government and enterprise networks. Whether the end goal is cyber espionage for intellectual property theft, disruption of critical infrastructure for military objectives or global influence operations, these sophisticated adversaries play the long game.  Extensive reconnaissance operations lasting several months are conducted across digital and human assets before initiating the intrusion campaign. The 2021 supply chain attack on SolarWinds Orion software allowed Russian nation-state hackers to infiltrate numerous government agencies and technology companies by cleverly abusing trusted monitoring products. The Conti ransomware group compromised Costa Rica’s tax and customs platforms through phishing emails sent to key personnel over 6 months before finally deploying data theft and encryption modules across connected government agencies. Most recently, destructive wiper malware campaigns crippled hundreds of systems across Ukraine's financial, energy and....

April 29, 2024
Notify of
1 Comment
Oldest Most Voted
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
7 days ago

I would if I could see the article after signing in!

© HAKIN9 MEDIA SP. Z O.O. SP. K. 2023
What certifications or qualifications do you hold?
Max. file size: 150 MB.
What level of experience should the ideal candidate have?
What certifications or qualifications are preferred?

Download Free eBook

Step 1 of 4


We’re committed to your privacy. Hakin9 uses the information you provide to us to contact you about our relevant content, products, and services. You may unsubscribe from these communications at any time. For more information, check out our Privacy Policy.