An advanced persistent threat (APT) is a network attack in which an unauthorized person gains access to a network and stays there undetected for a long period of time. The intention of an APT attack is to steal data rather than to cause damage to the network or organization. APT attacks target organizations in sectors with high-value information, such as national defense, manufacturing and the financial industry.

‘Advanced’ means it gets through your existing defenses.
‘Persistent’ means it succeeds in hiding from your existing level of detection.
‘Threat’ means it causes you harm.”

Because APTs operate covertly and are difficult to detect, months can pass with no visible compromises to the organization quietly under attack. Moreover, single instances may be detected while multiple others inside the same organization go unnoticed. Comparable to combating a life-threatening disease, early detection is vital. So to defeat the APT, all you need is a strategy. No single tool can help you defeat APT.




Starts at Saturday October 10 2015, 10:25 AM. The sessions runs for 25 minutes.