“The opportunity to secure ourselves against defeat lies in our own hands, but the opportunity of defeating the enemy is provided by the enemy himself.”
-Sun Tzu, The Art of War
Cybersecurity professionals spend their days working to make the digital world a safer place, doing everything in their power to stop cyber criminals.
But have you ever stopped to think about what motivates cyber criminals lurking around your attack surface? The answer may often be money, but to stop there would be oversimplifying things.
Taking time to understand who you are dealing with, aka criminal profiling, is a really useful process. It can be used to predict behavior and adapt security strategies accordingly. A cyber criminal profile is essential in order to learn how attackers think, what motivates them and how they work.
In this ebook, you will find a comprehensive look at how criminal profiling is useful in cybersecurity. We will start by looking at the concept of criminal profiling and what it can help predict. Then, we will take a closer look at how profiling can be of use to security practitioners in all aspects of their work.
Understanding the enemy is the first tool used when fighting against them and cyber deception plays an important role. By having a good understanding of the activity, motives and identity of the adversary gained from profiling techniques and data gathered from your deception environment, you can predict with greater confidence what they are going to do next and defeat them. And that is how we, as security professionals, can truly make a difference in cybersecurity.
We’ve created a free deep dive into this fascinating subject. Our free e-book “Inside the Mind of the Enemy: A Guide to Profiling Cyber Criminals” features over a dozen pages of information containing everything you need to know about profiling cyber criminals.
Beat criminals at their own game.
Gather information on how to protect your network before the criminals are able to achieve their objectives and stop them in real time.
Find out how cyber deception can help with criminal profiling, allowing you to collect intel from attackers in real time and actively defend your organization from the current and future attacks.
What’s inside the e-book?
- 14 pages about profiling cyber criminals
- A breakdown of the characteristics of cyber criminals
- A theoretical model profile of a cyber criminal
- The 4 areas where profiling is most useful
- An overview of how cyber deception helps to profile cyber criminals
- Information on identifying attack objectives
- Contact information to get an in-person assessment if you desire
Want to gain a further understanding of attackers to help protect your network?
Using deception techniques, you can watch the attacker in real time, creating a profile of his actions, TTPs, and other unique intel that will enable you to protect your network. The information provided by a deception campaign is delivered in real time, composed of contextual and relevant IoCs, and cannot be sourced from anywhere else.
Find out more and download the e-book Inside the Mind of the Enemy: A Guide to Profiling Cyber Criminals today.
Learn more about cyber deception at Cyber Deception 101, the primer we’ve written on the subject.