August 2, 2019

Modern-Day Manhunt: Operationalizing Cyber Attribution

While deployed to Iraq in 2007 as an intelligence analyst, Amyn Gilani, Vice President of Product at 4iQ, was assigned to the Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC) Task Force, which was in constant pursuit to discover and uncover the identities of enemy forces’ leadership, weapons smugglers, and financiers; relentlessly tracking, analyzing, and hunting networks of the most dangerous human beings who put democracy at risk.

Over the years, organized crime has grown more complex, leveraging technology and allowing cybercriminals to wreak havoc on organizations and consumers with just a few keystrokes from a connected device anywhere in the world.

Although threat actors obfuscate their identities as well as the attack vector – Identity Intelligence and attribution analysis is at the forefront of unraveling this epidemic as viable and reliable solution.  

Read Modern-Day Manhunt: Operationalizing Cyber Attribution to learn:

  • Why the modern approach to cybersecurity must mirror the same sophistication and organization as cybercrime nemeses.
  • How attributing and uncovering the identities of cyber adversaries in a variety of domains and verticals is the key to disruption.
  • The impact behind sophisticated intel teams shifting to a more strategic approach by making intelligence more identity-driven.
  • five-step approach to disrupt the adversary and prevent future attacks by leveraging and acting on deep and dark web intelligence to uncover bad actors and neutralize the threat. 

Understanding the adversary and their capabilities can assist intelligence and law enforcement organizations, financial services, retailers, cryptocurrency markets, and social media platforms to prepare for an attack and proactively threat hunt. But that’s just the start.

The faster you take action, the quicker you will disrupt the adversary and prevent future attacks – directly yielding financial savings and identity protection. Hence, Operationalizing Cyber Attribution.

There’s always a real person behind an attack and security operations needs to make a shift to catching the culprit and their cohorts rather than playing the repetitive game of defensive whack-a-mole. 

Read Amyn’s paper now.

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