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ATT&CK is open and available to any person or organization for use at no charge. If you decide to use ATT&CK, then follow the Terms of Use and follow guidelines for referencing the use of ATT&CK in your work.

Referencing ATT&CK

Both MITRE ATT&CK® and ATT&CK® are registered trademarks of The MITRE Corporation.

Your first references in writing must include “MITRE” preceding “ATT&CK®” - but subsequently should just reference “ATT&CK” (no registered trademark symbol required).

A headline should always reference MITRE ATT&CK®

Example of a first reference of ATT&CK

MITRE ATT&CK® is a curated knowledge base and model for cyber adversary behavior.

Example of subsequent reference of ATT&CK

ATT&CK is open and available to any person or organization for use at no charge.

Dos and Don’ts of Referencing ATT&CK


Reference “MITRE ATT&CK®” together in headlines and first references.

Capitalize “ATT&CK” to distinguish it from the surrounding text.


Modify the trademark, such as through hyphenation or abbreviation (“ATT&CK’d!”, “Plan-of-ATT&CK”, “ATTK”).

Display the ATT&CK trademark in any manner that implies an affiliation with, sponsorship, or endorsement by MITRE, or in a manner that can be reasonably interpreted to suggest third party content represents the views and opinions of MITRE or MITRE personnel, unless those third parties receive express permission from MITRE.

Use ATT&CK in your product names, service names, trademarks, logos, or company names.


Brand Guide

The brand guide provides further detail on the consistent implementation of the MITRE ATT&CK® brand identity, both visually and verbally, to both internal and external audiences, while respecting our legal trademark restrictions. If you have further questions, please reach out to as at

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