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The ABCs of Advanced Persistent Threats

  • The ABCs of Advanced Persistent Threats-

    Report suspicious activity

    It’s important that users understand what an attack might look like and how to report it. Users will likely be the first to witness any odd occurrences on their machine or will be first point of contact for an attack via spear-phishing activity. If they understand how to recognize and report this activity, it can help stop an attack before it starts.

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The ABCs of Advanced Persistent Threats

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    Report suspicious activity

    It’s important that users understand what an attack might look like and how to report it. Users will likely be the first to witness any odd occurrences on their machine or will be first point of contact for an attack via spear-phishing activity. If they understand how to recognize and report this activity, it can help stop an attack before it starts.

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.