Whenever you think of hackers, you think "how did they get in?" Well, the answer may not be as simple as "this one 'door' was left open," where that door refers to an insecure point in security. This could be an unpatched software, phishing or other exploits. Andrew Whitaker explains that hackers often combine multiple exploits in order to achieve their goals.
In this article, Andrew outlines an interesting proposition to avoiding attacks: think like a hacker. Instead of thinking like a security professional, you must think of the passion and the drive that goes into hacking. In the same way a hacker will 'think outside the box', so too must the security professional.
It is, of course, easier said than done. The article is not a how-to, either. It is simply a reminder that there are many ways 'in' and that security must be a multi-faceted effort in order to thwart potential attacks. In addition, if your network is compromised, you may find that there is no single point of attack but rather a chain of attacks.
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