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Strategy: How Cybercriminals Choose Their Targets and Tactics

Research: Data Loss Prevention

Strategy: How Cybercriminals Choose Their Targets and Tactics

Security pros and cybercriminals are locked in a struggle with each other, and fighting the ­battle gets more difficult by the day. Cybercriminals often fit no specific profile, and they frequently change their tools (which are powerful, and often freely available) and tactics. Indeed, they seem to adapt to new defenses just as quickly as they can be deployed.

To best defend against cybercrime, you need to spend time living in the world that cybercriminals live in — to understand what drives them, how they target their potential victims and how they ­decide what tools and tactics to use. In this Dark Reading report, we’ll provide insight into the most current motives and opportunities for cybercrime, the most common practices for identifying vulnerabilities and the methods used for developing an attack. (S6370113)

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