10 Short Links on Malicious Lateral Movement Detection

Jason Trost
1 min readMay 30, 2021
Image from Fig 1 in “Detection and Threat Prioritization of Pivoting Attacks in Large Networks”

In this short blog, I share six papers that focus on detecting malicious lateral movement (a.k.a. pivoting, a.k.a. island hopping).

(Update 2021–06–06: Added 2 more recent lateral movement papers)

(Update 2022–05–15: Added 2 more recent lateral movement papers + 2 datsets)


(NEW 5/2022) If you’re interesting in doing your own lateral movement research, these 2 datasets may be of interest.

Lastly, if you’re interested in discovering more interesting papers like these, use the method I outlined here.


The “short links” format was inspired by O’Reilly’s Four Short Links series.

This was originally posted on my personal blog on 2021–05–30.



Jason Trost

Interests: Network security, Digital Forensics, Machine Learning, Big Data. retweets are not endorsements.