In a world that has grown accustomed to the inevitability of initial compromise, lateral movement is becoming the new battleground. The perimeter has dissolved, and a new attack surface has been exposed. Yiftach Keshet, director of product marketing at Silverfort, looks at how risk analysis and MFA can help prevent lateral movement attacks.
Starting at an initial toehold on a single machine – lateral movement is a critical phase for attackers looking to reach sensitive and vital systems. It allows them to hop from machine to machine to position themselves for maximum impact eventually.
So, what do cybercriminals do when they perform lateral movement attacks – and what can be done to defend against them?
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