Forrester's Targeted-Attack Hierarchy Of Needs Assess Your Core Capabilities

Forrester’s Targeted-Attack Hierarchy Of Needs: Assess Your Core Capabilities


Targeted Attacks Are The New Normal

Forrester defines a targeted attack as one in which a threat actor is targeting a specific organization. The intentions and capabilities of threat actor groups obviously vary, and not all targeted attacks are state-affiliated. There are two common attack vectors seen in targeted attacks: phishing and watering holes.


Use Forrester’s Targeted-Attack Hierarchy Of Needs

Targeted attacks are going to happen, and you must prepare for them. The first four basic needs of Forrester’s Targeted-Attack Hierarchy of Needs are: 1) an actual security strategy; 2) a dedication to recruiting and retaining staff; 3) a focus on the fundamentals; and 4) an integrated portfolio that enables orchestration.


Essential Needs Precede Prevention And Detection

Develop a strategy for defending your environment before you make investments. Focus on the first four needs and ensure that your leadership understands that your goal is to build resiliency to quickly respond and recover from targeted attacks.

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