Advanced Persistent Threats (APTs)

Advanced Persistent Threats (APTs) are sophisticated, long-term cyber attacks that target specific organizations or individuals. APTs are often carried out by well-funded and organized groups, such as nation-states or cybercriminal gangs, and can be difficult to detect and prevent. APTs typically involve multiple stages, such as reconnaissance, initial compromise, persistence, lateral movement, and exfiltration of sensitive data. APTs can cause significant damage to organizations, including theft of intellectual property, financial losses, and reputational damage.

Subfields of APTs

Preventing APTs

Preventing APTs requires a comprehensive security strategy that includes multiple layers of defense, such as: