The ABCs of Advanced Persistent Threats

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Long-term objectives

APT attackers don’t want to get in, grab one piece of information and get out. They want to get as much information from their victim as they can and will often remain in the system for long periods of time, sometimes even years, to get as many different pieces of information as possible.

As employees and IT professionals return from the holidays, many are doing so with 2014 New Year’s resolutions in mind. For IT pros, we hope that one of your resolutions is to bolster your organization’s security and defenses in 2014. One of the rising threats that many IT professionals should be concerned about defending against in the new year is advanced persistent threats (APTs). According to the 2014 State of the Endpoint Report, conducted by the Ponemon Institute and sponsored by Lumension, 40 percent of organizations experienced an APT attack in the last 12 months. Paul Zimski of Lumension provides an overview of many of the key terms and themes associated with APTs to prevent you from becoming one of them.

 

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