ATT&CK Techniques and Trends in Windows Malware

Most cyber security practitioners are by now aware of the Mitre ATT&CK framework and the tremendous potential it holds for increasing the understanding and mitigation of adversary TTPs. Within the Computer Science realm however, the framework has caught less altitude than in the infosec blogosphere. Also, in academia mental models for cyber security seem to be less of an discussion (or concern perhaps). In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice.