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The ABCs of Advanced Persistent Threats

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    Zero day

    Zero-day attacks can be particularly damaging and can be an origin source for an APT attack. Ensure that systems are not vulnerable to zero-day attacks by patching aggressively and implementing whitelisting technology, which can help prevent a zero day from being executed by only allowing the "known good" to operate.

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The ABCs of Advanced Persistent Threats

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    Zero day

    Zero-day attacks can be particularly damaging and can be an origin source for an APT attack. Ensure that systems are not vulnerable to zero-day attacks by patching aggressively and implementing whitelisting technology, which can help prevent a zero day from being executed by only allowing the "known good" to operate.

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.