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The ABCs of Advanced Persistent Threats

  • The ABCs of Advanced Persistent Threats

    The ABCs of Advanced Persistent Threats-

    SMBs

    Large organizations are not the only ones who should be concerned with APTs. Even small and medium organizations have information that may be of value to an attacker. They may even have access to a larger company, which puts them clearly in the line of fire. SMBs, as well as large organizations, should consider what data or access they might have that’s of value and how they can protect against attackers.

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The ABCs of Advanced Persistent Threats

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    SMBs

    Large organizations are not the only ones who should be concerned with APTs. Even small and medium organizations have information that may be of value to an attacker. They may even have access to a larger company, which puts them clearly in the line of fire. SMBs, as well as large organizations, should consider what data or access they might have that’s of value and how they can protect against attackers.

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.