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IDG Contributor Network: Modern APTs start at your corporate website

Discussion in 'CSO' started by RSS, Jul 22, 2015.

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    There hasn’t been a day in recent months when the term “Advanced Persistence Threat” wasn’t making headlines in the media. According to ISACA APT Awareness Study, 93.6 per cent of respondents consider APTs to be a “very serious threat” for their companies.

    However, many of the attacks referred to as APTs, or in an APT context like the one documented by FireEye, do not really fall under the 'advanced' category in terms of attackers’ sophistication. Public, though a very recent exploit, combined with phishing or newly registered domains are rather a “low-cost APT”, for which we should probably introduce the new term “LCAPT” or just “LAPT” in order to distinguish these from genuine APTs.

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