Attack and defense techniques

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  1. ATT&CK:
  2. Lockheed Martin Cyber Kill Chain:
  3. Phishing for Information technique:
  4. "Hardening Network Systems with DNS" by Matthias Wubbeling, ADMIN , issue 66, 2021,
  5. D3FEND:
  6. ATT&CK STIX data:

The Author

Dr. Matthias Wübbeling is an IT security enthusiast, scientist, author, consultant, and speaker. As a Lecturer at the University of Bonn in Germany and Researcher at Fraunhofer FKIE, he works on projects in network security, IT security awareness, and protection against account takeover and identity theft. He is the CEO of the university spin-off Identeco, which keeps a leaked identity database to protect employee and customer accounts against identity fraud. As a practitioner, he supports the German Informatics Society (GI), administrating computer systems and service back ends. He has published more than 100 articles on IT security and administration.

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