In this video, learn about threat actor activities used in today's attacks.
- [Instructor] In the world of cybersecurity,…we refer to the attacker as a threat actor.…Threat actors can be part…of an organized criminal hacking group,…an advanced persistent threat or nation state hacker,…a script kiddie hacking from his mom's basement,…your own employee, when dealing with an insider threat,…or even a terrorist group.…Threat actors can really be anyone…who wishes to cause harm to your network.…Now, in the media,…you'll usually hear the terms hacker and cracker…being used interchangeably,…but in recent years,…the term hacker has really become prevalent,…and it usually conjures up these visions…of someone behind a laptop in a black hooded sweatshirt.…
But originally,…the term hacker was simply a computer enthusiast,…and they weren't criminals.…Crackers were hackers with malicious intent.…They were the criminals.…But due to the media coverage in the 1990s and early 2000s,…the terms got really blended together,…where hackers became known…as that evil threat actor among us.…In the information security world, though,…
- Best practices for conducting research
- Current threats and threat models
- Emerging social media platforms and their threats
- Integrating research into business functions
- Security activities across the systems and software development lifecycles
- Adapting solutions to meet business needs
- Collaborating with programmers, sales staff, facilities managers, and others
- Providing guidance to senior management
Skill Level Advanced
1. Research Methods
2 Security Activities across the Life Cycle
3. Collaboration with Other Business Units
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