Pyramid of Pain

The Pyramid of Pain is a concept that categorizes indicators of compromise (IoCs) and tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTPs) based on how difficult they are for attackers to change. It serves as a framework for security teams to understand the impact of their actions on adversaries and to prioritize their defense strategies effectively.
  • Implementing strategies based on the Pyramid of Pain can increase the attacker's operational costs by up to 30%, making attacks less economically viable.
  • A survey conducted by the Cybersecurity Insiders found that 60% of organizations that focus on higher-level indicators, like TTPs, experience a significant reduction in the frequency and severity of attacks.

Elevating your cybersecurity strategy through the Pyramid of Pain requires a nuanced understanding of threat actor behaviors and the deployment of sophisticated detection and mitigation tools. Vectra AI is at the forefront of providing solutions that target the higher levels of the pyramid, making it more challenging for attackers to succeed. Contact us today to learn how we can help transform your security posture, making your organization a harder target for cyber adversaries.


What Is the Pyramid of Pain?

What Are the Levels of the Pyramid of Pain?

Why Is the Pyramid of Pain Important for SOC Teams?

How Can Security Teams Apply the Pyramid of Pain?

What Makes TTPs the Most Painful for Attackers?

How Do Hash Values and IP Addresses Fit into the Pyramid?

Can the Pyramid of Pain Help in Threat Intelligence?

What Role Does the Pyramid of Pain Play in Incident Response?

How Does the Pyramid of Pain Influence Cybersecurity Tools and Solutions?

Are There Any Challenges in Implementing the Pyramid of Pain?