The ABCs of Advanced Persistent Threats

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eXamine organizational defenses

IT professionals who have a thorough understanding of their own systems’ strengths and weaknesses have an advantage over those who don’t. Not only are they more cognizant of their organization’s own strengths and weaknesses, they may also be able to detect an attack much sooner by constantly examining the system.  

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.

 

Related Topics : Unisys, Stimulus Package, Security Breaches, Symantec, Electronic Surveillance

 
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