Lateral Movement Home Cybersecurity Dictionary Lateral Movement Lateral Movement describes a common cyberattack technique where intruders, having gained initial access to a network, move through the system “sideways” (or “east-west”), looking to escalate their privileges to access high-value targets. In the event the attacker can secure admin privileges, lateral movement can be tough to detect because the activity appears normal to security professionals and tools. Related TermsPAM - Privileged Access ManagementIAM - Identity and Access ManagementIGA - Identity Governance and Admin2FA (2-factor authentication) and MFA (multi-factor authentication)TTPs - Tactics, Techniques, and ProceduresUEBA (User and Entity Behavior Analytics) and UBA (User Behavior Analytics)MITRE ATT&CK (Adversarial Tactics, Techniques & Common Knowledge) Share: Seeking Clarity? View the Cybersecurity Dictionary for top terms searched by your peers. Back to the Dictionary RELATED INSIGHTS DOWNLOAD October 22, 2018 PCI Compliance Does Not Always Equal Security Learn how a risk-centric approach can be applied to each PCI requirement. See Details Read more about PCI Compliance Does Not Always Equal Security BLOG October 29, 2018 Leveraging Risk Strategy to Move Beyond Check-Box PCI Compliance Merchants often put compliance spending at the top of their list for budgeting purposes because the consequences of non-compliance can be expensive. F... See Details Read more about Leveraging Risk Strategy to Move Beyond Check-Box PCI Compliance DOWNLOAD July 31, 2017 PCI Services Learn how Optiv can help you plan, build and run your PCI compliance program. See Details Read more about PCI Services How Can We Help? Let us know what you need, and we will have an Optiv professional contact you shortly.