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Advanced Persistent Threat by Eric Cole

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Chapter 1

The Changing Threat

Introduction

Organizations continue to spend significant amount of money on security but today an interesting trend is happening. In the past spending money on security led to less compromises and increased protection. Today, organizations are increasing their security budgets but still getting compromised. What is being done today no longer seems to work.

The problem is that the threat has changed but organization’s approach to security has not changed. While traditional threats are still a concern and cannot be ignored, organizations now have a new challenge dealing with the Advanced Persistent Threat known as the APT. The APT is well funded, organized groups that are systematically compromising government and ...

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