Adding to the Dialogue - On the Release of Offensive Security Tools (OST)
After a lot of dialogue recently on the release of Offensive Security Tools, I thought I would add to the dialogue in a more long-form format.
Update 1 - I’m clarifying the definition of Advanced Persistent Threats (APTs) and Financially Motivated Actors (FMAs). I combined the two groups in the previous version. The content and focus of the discussion primarily centers on FMAs. APTs and FMAs can overlap in terms of TTPs, capabilities, personnel, countries, etc. What distinguishes them is motivation. FMAs, as their name implies, are financially motivated. APTs can have a number of motivations including financial, political, etc.