Cyber threat adversary infrastructure refers to the combination of assets that cybercriminals and malicious actors use to execute their nefarious activities – servers, domains, IP addresses, and other digital elements.
Every attack today, regardless of how it breaches the enterprise, needs to communicate with adversary infrastructure or command-and-control (C2) for instructions as part of lateral motion, privilege escalation, data exfiltration, and even encryption.
While the bad actors continually invent new tactics and techniques to obfuscate their approach and hide their attacks, focusing on and identifying the adversary infrastructure can be a critical part for any organization’s security-in-layers strategy, because the infrastructure must by definition be created and setup in advance of the attack, and the ability to see this build-up provides an opportunity to get proactive against those trying to evade detection.
Just because an organization has been breached doesn’t mean that the attack will necessarily be effective at causing damage or stealing data, and knowledge of adversary infrastructure and the ability to see and stop communication with it can be the difference between success and failure.
HYAS is the leading authority on identifying and detecting cyber threat adversary infrastructure. HYAS CEO, David Ratner, sits down with Cyber Defense Magazine to discuss why it is so crucial to leverage this invaluable resource.
Guest Speaker: David Ratner, HYAS CEO
After obtaining his Ph.D. in Computer Science, David Ratner has spent his career in various areas of software and technology, from writing code to scaling and growing venture-backed, private-equity owned, and public companies. Currently he serves as the CEO of HYAS and leads both the long-term vision and the day-to-day mission to bring game-changing solutions to HYAS clients around the world.
Hosted by Gary Miliefsky, Publisher of Cyber Defense Magazine