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Advanced Persistent Threat by Eric Cole

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Section I

Understanding the Problem

Organizations recognize that cyber security is a concern and resources need to be allocated to protect an organization. However, there are many different types of threats from worms/viruses, hacktivists to the APT. Many organizations understand how to defend against many of the traditional threats and treat the current advanced threats in the same manner they have always dealt with security. The problem is this approach does not work. The APT is a completely different problem and until an organization understands the problem, they will not be able to fix it.

The first section of this book will lay out the problem and show how an organization needs to take an integrated, adaptive approach to dealing with the ...

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