Cyber Kill Chain®

Developed by Lockheed Martin, the Cyber Kill Chain® framework is part of the Intelligence Driven Defense® model for identification and prevention of cyber intrusions activity. The model identifies what the adversaries must complete in order to achieve their objective.

The seven steps of the Cyber Kill Chain® enhance visibility into an attack and enrich an analyst’s understanding of an adversary’s tactics, techniques and procedures.

A: ADVANCED

Targeted, Coordinated, Purposeful

P: PERSISTENT

Month after Month, Year after Year

T: THREAT

Person(s) with Intent, Opportunity, and Capability

the Cyber Kill Chain®
APPLYING CYBER KILL CHAIN® METHODOLOGY

APPLYING CYBER KILL CHAIN® METHODOLOGY

Guide: Download the analyst’s guide to understanding and applying the Cyber Kill Chain® methodology to network defense.

CHANGE HOW YOUR TEAM HANDLES INCIDENTS

CHANGE HOW YOUR TEAM HANDLES INCIDENTS

White Paper: Examine seven ways to apply the Cyber Kill Chain® with a threat intelligence platform.

CYBERSECURITY: CODING OUT CRIME

CYBERSECURITY: CODING OUT CRIME

Cyber criminals aren’t a new threat, but how we respond to them has radically changed.

The Cyber Kill Chain®: A LOCKHEED MARTIN OVERVIEW

For more than a decade, Lockheed Martin’s Intelligence Driven Defense® and Cyber Kill Chain® methodologies have helped our customers defend their most sensitive networks. It is because of this proven framework, superior technology, and hundreds of skilled analysts that Lockheed Martin remains a global leader in cyber innovation.

Hear From Our Experts

Eric M. Hutchins
Eric M. Hutchins
LM Fellow Chief Intelligence Analyst, LM-CIRT

Eric Hutchins is a Lockheed Martin Fellow and the Chief Intelligence Analyst for the LM Computer Incident Response Team (LM-CIRT). This team is responsible for detecting, assessing, and mitigating information security threats across the global enterprise. Eric is at the forefront of industry and government collaboration to develop new, more effective computer network defense (CND) tradecraft.

Download White Paper: Intelligence-Driven Computer Network Defense Informed by Analysis of Adversary Campaigns and Intrusion Kill Chains