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The ABCs of Advanced Persistent Threats

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    These threats are known as advanced persistent threats for a reason. While many believe it refers to the quality of the attack, in fact many attacks are successful using common and relatively basic exploitation techniques. Advanced instead refers to the attacker. They have extreme focus, organization and resources at their disposal, making them more dangerous than common cyber criminals.

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The ABCs of Advanced Persistent Threats

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    Advanced

    These threats are known as advanced persistent threats for a reason. While many believe it refers to the quality of the attack, in fact many attacks are successful using common and relatively basic exploitation techniques. Advanced instead refers to the attacker. They have extreme focus, organization and resources at their disposal, making them more dangerous than common cyber criminals.

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.