Next-Generation Technologies & Secure Development , Threat Hunting , Threat Intelligence

How to Think Like an Attacker

Craig Harber of Fidelis on a New Way to Envision and Build the Security Stack
How to Think Like an Attacker
Craig Harber, Fidelis Cybersecurity

It's one thing to know your attackers. It's another to emulate some of their techniques so you can improve your own enterprise defenses. Craig Harber, CTO of Fidelis Cybersecurity, is an advocate of this "think like an attacker" defensive strategy.

"By understanding what attackers are doing, we can use that to essentially change our defensive posture," Harber says. "By understanding the scenarios or sequences they go through, we can actually start predicting an attack before it's fully occurred."

In an interview about attackers and the security stack, Harber discusses:

  • Fundamental differences in how attackers and defenders think;
  • What defenders can learn from their adversaries;
  • How to use this knowledge to reimagine the enterprise security stack.

Harber currently serves as Chief Technology Officer at Fidelis Cybersecurity. He is responsible for directing the product strategy for the organization, ensuring that the technology developments align and compliment the frameworks at the forefront of the industry. Prior to joining Fidelis, Harber held senior technical roles at USCYBERCOM, driving major initiatives in cybersecurity and information assurance, having far reaching strategic impact across the Department of Defense (DOD) and Intelligence Community (IC).

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