Defend Forward is a concept that the US Department of Defense developed in response to the escalating pace and sophistication of nation-state sponsored adversaries. It means defending with an offensive mindset, proactively disrupting or stopping malicious cyber activities in their earliest stages, and increasing costs for adversaries. This is how we take the fight to attackers and reverse the adversary advantage.
While the idea came out of the US military, Defend Forward has broad applicability to commercial and government enterprises around the world.
This post is an excerpt of a post that was originally published on the Cybereason blog.