What do the infamous attacks on the SWIFT banking network and the attack that took down Ukraine’s power grid have in common? The exploitation of privileged credentials sit at the center of these, and nearly all other, successful attacks. While it sounds like something out of a movie, credential theft foresight – or precognition – is entirely possible and effective in identifying network weak spots likely to expose privileged credentials to compromise. With credential theft precognition, organizations can identify specific accounts and machines that are likely to be involved in an attack, and minimize their attack surface.
This whitepaper examines the research behind credential theft precognition. We look at how it’s a significant defensive advantage over traditional security tools, the multi-step process for identifying network weak spots, use cases and more.