‘IoT “things” such as security cameras, smart thermostats and wearables are particularly easy targets for kill chain intruders, but a layered approach to security can help thwart an attack.
The concept of a kill chain attack has been around for several years. The term originated from the military, but computer scientists at Lockheed-Martin Corporation were the first to use this term in the field of cybersecurity, describing a kill chain framework to defend computer networks in 2011. Its relevance has taken on new meaning in our current era of IoT devices and botnet attacks. IDC predicts that by 2020, 30 billion connected “things” will be a part of the digital infrastructure.’