MDR

The Cyber Security Pyramid of Pain – Defending Against Attacks

Written by Marten Cureton and Tom Sadler


The Pyramid of Pain was created by security professional, David J Bianco, in 2013, while he was threat hunting and working on incident response. The Pyramid ranks, in ascending order, the list of indicators used to detect an attacker’s activities and how much “pain” it will cause the attacker by denying these different indicators, as well as the effort and difficulty to find each indicator for the security analyst.