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In the crosshairs: the trend towards targeted attacks - Lance Cottrell BSides San Francisco 2016 (Hacking Illustrated Series InfoSec Tutorial Videos)

In the crosshairs: the trend towards targeted attacks
Lance Cottrell
BSides San Francisco 2016

While we will never see the end of generalized mass attacks, the real damage is being done through highly targeted attacks. I will discuss why targeted attacks are so effective and economically advantageous to the attacker and why that trend is likely to continue. After considering several examples I will provide some suggestions for countermeasures against this strategy.

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