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Advanced Persistent Threat by Eric Cole

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Preface

Security is a challenging area in which to work because there are always adversaries that are trying to defeat the measures that are put in place to secure an organization. The threat is typically in direct proportion to the amount and worth of the assets the adversaries are after. If an entity has assets that are worth very little with little value, the type of threat will be smaller than if an organization has high worth assets. The advanced persistent threat is a natural evolution of organizations’ increased reliance on networks. As more and more information became available in electronic form via the Internet, the concept of having an advanced adversary target this information in a persistent manner with the goal of stealthy data ...

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