Cyberattack Lifecycle Events

Threat Lifecycle

As we think about how viruses infect a device and spread laterally within an organization, we can see a number of traits. Firstly, the point of a cyber warfare attack is to steal information, be it financial, personal or intellectual property. If the attacker cannot communicate with command and control (C2) servers or transmit any data, then there is little value in the attack.

The BlackFog Approach

BlackFog’s technology focuses specifically on data exfiltration to neutralize the attack. By preventing malware from communicating and isolating the code, it is possible to stop the loss of information and the lateral spread to other devices within the network.

There are many points within the lifecycle of a typical cyberattack where you can target data exfiltration. The illustration provides an example of how BlackFog targets malware using layer 3 packet monitoring.


Lots of cyber security firms can tell you when a breach or attack has taken place and data has been lost. We stop it from happening in the first place by focusing on technology for preventing data loss, data profiling, and data collection.

It’s inevitable that attackers will find their way in, so we spot, in real-time when an attacker has infiltrated your system and is trying to remove unauthorized data from your device and shut them down before they get the chance to.