Cognitive Security – Anatomy of Advanced Persistent Threats

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“Advanced Persistent Threats”, or APTs, involve low-level reconnaissance and exploitation of security perimeters in order to collectively launch a targeted & prolonged attack. The goal is to gain maximum control into the target organization. APTs pose serious concerns to a security management team, especially as APT tool-kits become commercially and globally available. Today’s threats involve polymorphic malware and other techniques that are designed to evade traditional security measures. Best-in-class security solutions now require controls that do not rely on signature-based detection, since APTs are “signature-aware”, and designed to bypass traditional security layers.  New methods are needed to combat these new threats such as Behavioral Analysis. Network Behavior Analysis proactively detects and blocks suspicious behavior before significant damage can be done by the perpetrator. This presentation provides some valuable statistics in the growing threat of APTs.

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