For the past ten years, my teams and I have been engaged in
an epic war against cyber attackers. We
know who they are, where they fight, and the weapons they use. We do not wear flak jackets and we do not
carry M4s, but our fight is very real.
Armed with home-grown tools and closely-guarded methods, my very
experienced cyber warriors fight 60 to 80 hours each week to 1) learn the
battlefield, 2) understand points of infiltration, 3) outline methods of
attacker movement and covertness, 4) pinpoint methods of exfiltration, and
ultimately 5) kill the attacker’s foothold in a network. The military uses words like “fight” and
“deployment.” We use words like “work” and “travel.” The
words are different, but much of the strategic methodologies between
traditional warfare and cyber response are the same.
I don’t normally blog here about company news such as testing results, but this is a case where I want to make an exception given how prestigious NSS Lab testing is and how proud I am of our team and our results.