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 segements, and the reconaissance 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 TTPs and APT threat actors, combined with testing automation and safe-to-use attack simulations, have all made it simpler to challenge and validate controls against sophisticated cyber attacks. This white paper explains how you can establish a continuous, automated and repeatable system to defend against APTs in enterprise and SMB networks.