Your guide to the seven types of malicious hackers | Security Central – InfoWorld

Your guide to the seven types of malicious hackers | Security Central – InfoWorld.

As you may have gathered from previous posts, I recommend the SANS 20 Critical Security Controls for Effective Cyber Defense as an information security road map for medium and large enterprises. The controls are selected and prioritized by answering the following questions:

  • Who are the attackers?
  • What are their objectives?
  • What attack vectors do they use?
  • What target systems did they use to gain entry?
  • What types of protection could have stopped them?

Roger Grimes provides a comprehensive answer to the first question with the following seven types of attackers:

  1. Cyber criminals
  2. Spammers and adware spreaders
  3. Advanced Persistent Threat agents
  4. Corporate spies
  5. Hacktivists
  6. Cyber warriors
  7. Roue hackers