U.S. flag

An official website of the United States government

Dot gov

Official websites use .gov
A .gov website belongs to an official government organization in the United States.


Secure .gov websites use HTTPS
A lock () or https:// means you’ve safely connected to the .gov website. Share sensitive information only on official, secure websites.


  1. Home
  2. Courses
  3. CYB 0030

White graduation cap icon CYB 0030  Introduction to Cyber Attack Kill Chain

Introduction to Cyber Attack Kill Chain

This Online Training (OLT) course introduces and applies the concept of thinking like an adversary based on the cyber-attack kill chain frameworks that is critical in implementing proactive and effective cybersecurity measures to outpace the cyber threats. We will accomplish this by:

  • Characterizing general cyber-attack kill chain and techniques using the Lockheed Martin Cyber Kill Chain®.
  • Analyzing common tactics, techniques and procedures (TTPs) that cyber threat actors may use to execute different classes of cyber-attacks on Department of Defense networks and systems using the MITRE ATT&CK framework.





Primary learners’ example roles in the current work environment are Chief / Developmental Testers, Cyber Test Engineers, Cyber Test Directors, Cyber Risk Assessors, Information System Security Managers, T&E Leads, and System Security Engineering Leads who have met the requisite knowledge and experience requirements to perform these roles and responsibilities.
This course is also strongly recommended for Cyber T&E working group participants who require foundational knowledge in Cyber and Cyber T&E to be an effective contributing member of the Cyber T&E working group.


  • Any exams in this course must be passed with a minimum score of 80%.
  • There is no time limit for completing this course.
  • After completing the course, please be sure to complete the survey at the end.
  • The CLPs assigned to this learning activity may be used to meet professional certification and/or licensure requirements (PDUs/CPE credits).