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

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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.

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