Offensive vs Defensive security

Conventionally, most security strategies have relied heavily on defensive approaches to limit the scope for attack. Now, many organisations are finding success by adding ‘offensive’ measures to their strategy in order to test the robustness of their IT infrastructure and identify potential flaws. Here are some tactics you can use to test the limits of what your environment.

What you’ll learn

  • Reconnaissance – Why you should look at vulnerability scanning to identify holes
  • Modern tactics – Awareness of malware, phishing, DDoS, MitM attacks & more
  • Targets – Who will cyber criminals approach & why?