APT Ready in Four Steps – Your Action Plan


Unlike simple, opportunistic cyber-attacks, advanced persistent threats (APTs) challenge your organization’s security across the entire kill chain, spreading slow and low until they reach their objectives. Given their silent nature, their inclination to deepen their foothold in your network by moving laterally across segments, and the reconnaissance efforts invested into their initial attack delivery, APTs are challenging to defend against—at best. However, the vast body of knowledge produced by the security industry on TTP and APT threat actors, combined with testing automation and safe-to-use attack simulations, has made it simpler to challenge and validate controls against sophisticated cyber attacks. This white paper explains how to establish a continuous, automated, and repeatable system to defend against APTs in enterprise and SMB networks.