Next-Generation Technologies & Secure Development , Threat Intelligence

Understanding the Mindset of Attackers

IBM's Etay Maor on Building an Effective Cybersecurity Strategy
Etay Maor, executive security advisor, IBM Security

An important component of building an effective cybersecurity strategy is to understand the mindset of attackers, says IBM Security’s Etay Maor, who offers insights.

”You can’t really defend unless you understand how an attacker operates. … It’s a continuous process,” Maor says.

In a video interview with Information Security Media Group at the recent RSA Conference 2019 in Singapore, Maor discusses:

  • The benefits of thinking like an adversary;
  • Blue team, red team, and purple team exercises;
  • How to transition from a defend-only mindset.

Maor is an executive security adviser at IBM Security, where he leads security and fraud-fighting awareness and research. Previously, Maor was the head of Cyberthreat Research at RSA Labs, where he managed malware research and intelligence teams.


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