Byline: Know Your Enemy: Understanding Threat Actors

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This is Part II of a series. Read Part I here.

Sun Tzu wrote in his famous book, The Art of War, “If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle.”

In my previous article, “Are you Aware of Your Cyber Situation,” I discussed how important it is for you to understand your business as it relates to your digital environment. This includes knowing what data you produce, how and where it is used, and where it is stored, and what devices are on your network. Understanding your internal processes, location and vulnerabilities of your essential digital resources is half the battle.

The other half is to know your enemy. Preparing to defend your organization against a known antagonist is significantly easier and more effective than trying to defend yourself against the unknown.

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