White Paper

Targeted Network Attacks

By Michael Cotton, Digital Defense, Inc.

In recent years, companies have made substantial investments into their information security infrastructure. IT auditing, widespread antivirus deployments, and other network-based defense mechanisms have had a major impact on the detection and eradication of typical Internet-based malware threats.

These investments notwithstanding, companies are still often not aware of a more significant threat to their network: network attacks that are targeted specifically for their organization.

This whitepaper attempts to give a broad overview of some common methods used by hackers during targeted network attacks and some steps an organization should take to combat them.