Advanced Persistent Threat Perception and Reaction (Part 1)

by Ricky M. and Monique L. Magalhaes
Sept. 1, 2017 0 comments TechGenix malware

Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) is a category of cybercrime techniques encompassing continuous attacks on a network to obtain information of high value. The individual components/intrusion techniques of the attack technology may be well known and unsophisticated and easily defended against but the combination of technologies, tools, social capabilities and the human component render this form of attack advanced. The attack is dedicated and remains concealed and is coordinated with precise goals. The threat landscape is greatly varied with APTs designed for financial gain, theft, extortion, espionage, to gain competitive advantage, sabotage and even revenge.