The ABC’s of APT

We’ve been thinking of adding a Jargon-to-English translation series here on the Cryptosphere, but I see Bromium Labs have got the jump on us. Here are their ABC’s of APT (advanced persistent threat).

Bromium Labs

Here at Bromium Labs, we’re always striving to further our knowledge of the rapidly-changing attack landscape that threatens our enterprise customers. Over the past few months, our dedicated team of researchers have collectively developed a severe chemical dependency on caffeine in search of a paradigm to clearly define this landscape in a way that could benefit the security community as a whole. What they came up with is truly groundbreaking, and will go down in history as “The ABC’s of APT.”

ABC's of APT Image CopyWronged© By Bromium Labs

As we all know, the term APT refers to an “Advanced Persistent Threat.” In our research, we realized each APT has unique behavior, and casting them all under one umbrella can be a slippery slope towards people marrying their television sets. For this reason, we devised our own paradigm that strips the broad term “APT” from threat diagnoses and, instead, categorizes them using a more specialized…

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