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State of the Advanced Cyber Threat
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Have You Heard About the APT?
So have you heard about advanced persistent threats (APTs)? Everyone has by now, and they’re not going away any time soon. The only things that have changed over the years are the tools and tactics involved in performing exploitation of enterprise networks and maintaining persistent control of the victim’s network. We personally do not believe in the advanced part of the acronym, unless the threats involve specific zero-day exploits (which are exploits that have been developed for vulnerabilities that have not been seen in the wild prior to that date) that were not publicly ...

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