The many ways in which industry experts have defined advanced persistent threats (APT) have not exactly led to a better understanding. This paper is designed to give you an overview of the common characteristics of APTs, how they typically work, and what kind of protection is available to help reduce the risk of an attack. Network security is all about ensuring you close the holes an attacker can get through. But you also need measures in place to detect the signs of an attack in progress to stop it from unfolding. In this paper we'll explain how a multi-faceted approach to protect against APTs including layers of defense can reduce the risk of attacks.
Sponsor: Sophos, Inc.