Advanced protection and threat intelligence to mitigate the risk of targeted attacks

| February 20, 2018

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Targeted attacks and advanced threats including Advanced Persistent Threats (APTs) – are some of the most dangerous risks to enterprise systems. However, while the threats and techniques that cybercriminals use are constantly evolving, too many organizations are relying on yesterday’s security technologies and an outmoded mindset to protect against today’s and tomorrow’s threats. Advanced, specially targeted threats can go undetected for weeks, months, or even years, while their actors slowly and silently gather information and work incrementally to exploit the unique vulnerabilities in their chosen targets’ systems. Unlike regular malware, advanced, targeted threats are actively controlled and managed by the perpetrators. The goal isn’t limited to malware delivery: the objective is to persist inside the enterprise perimeter. These attacks are the result of patient, often painstaking research by actors who are prepared to play a waiting game in the quest for their prize.

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