Cybercriminals often use an advanced persistent threat (APT) to sustain surveillance or attacks against targets. One of the most valuable assets in a business is its data. Cybercriminals use APTs to steal your information, including trade secrets and patents. Also, bad actors can use APTs to gain employee and client information for extortion or to help better understand your company.
To this end, advanced persistent threats are campaigns against a target where a sustained presence launches surveillance or disruptive attacks. APTs are dangerous as they use advanced techniques to stay undetected. This article discusses what advanced persistent threats are and how to protect your business from bad actors. First, let’s take a look at what an APT is!