Security leaders developing a new model for cyber deterrence
See why leading global cybersecurity executives are rallying behind Defend Forward to decrease the frequency, potency and impact of cyberattacks. Get advice for implementing the six principles of Defend Forward in your organization.
The Defend Forward concept originally came out of the US Department of Defense 2018 National Cyber Strategy. Put simply, it means defending with an offensive mindset to proactively disrupt or stop malicious cyber activity before it reaches its target. In contrast with traditional, reactive cybersecurity strategies, Defend Forward places more focus on deterrence by making it harder for attackers to achieve their objectives.
“Defend Forward is about putting attackers on their heels, instead of defenders getting caught by surprise. It’s about defending with an offensive mindset, and an offensive mindset is not illegal.”