Chapter 23

Advanced Persistent Security


What we highlight in the book is not a revolutionary new technology, but a revolutionary process of implementing basic security technologies. Although there are many unique points that are covered throughout the book, what we need to do is look at security as a business process that provides a return on investment to the organization.

Most importantly, what makes advanced persistent threats (APTs) so dangerous is not that they are advanced, but that they are adaptive. The ability to adapt should not be specific to the adversaries. Organizations must likewise look at their security programs as adaptive. Although the title of this book is Advanced Persistent Security, in practice, it should be Adaptive ...

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