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(ISC)2: Why Targeting Is the Next Big Trend in Attacks

Tuesday, September 13, 2016 3:15 PM - 4:15 PM
Location: W104A / W104B Threats - I
Education Level: Intermediate

While we will never see the end of generalized mass attacks, the real damage is being done through highly targeted attacks. In discussing why targeted attacks are so effective and economically advantageous to the attacker, we'll learn why that trend is likely to continue. Timely case studies of targeted and integrated attacks will contribute to understanding the trade-offs for the adversaries. Some suggestions for countermeasures against this strategy will be provided.

Learning Objectives
Understand why attackers are increasingly using targeted attacks.

Apply appropriate techniques to prevent many kinds of targeted attacks.

Alter their security stance to better protect against highly targeted attacks.


Lance Cottrell CISSP®
Chief Scientist
Ntrepid Corporation