In our first article, we briefly discussed the following 7 modern cyber attacks:
In our second article, we moved on explaining what a Distributed Denial-of-Service is and in what ways a Distributed Denial of Service attack are more detrimental than traditional Denial of Service.
In this article, we continue our cybersecurity journey by discussing what are advanced persistence threats and how they work.
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An APT uses multiple phases to break into a network, avoid detection, and harvest valuable information over the long term:
With technological advancements, new ways have risen to stalk corporate entities and any business. This is done in the form of APT. APT can be described as an attack on the network of an organization, which allows unauthorized people to be in the network for a long period of time without being detected.
APTs are different than regular cybercriminals based on the selection of a target, the goal, and human factors:
This article is written in collaboration with Rajneesh Gupta.
In our next article, we will discuss what a Zero-Trust Approach is and how it is used by the cybersecurity professionals.
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