Advanced Persistent Threat

Understanding the Danger and How to Protect Your Organization


  • Eric Cole, Independant network security consultant and speaker, USA

The newest threat to security has been categorized as the Advanced Persistent Threat or APT. The APT bypasses most of an organization’s current security devices, and is typically carried out by an organized group, such as a foreign nation state or rogue group with both the capability and the intent to persistently and effectively target a specific entity and wreak havoc. Most organizations do not understand how to deal with it and what is needed to protect their network from compromise. In Advanced Persistent Threat: Understanding the Danger and How to Protect your Organization Eric Cole discusses the critical information that readers need to know about APT and how to avoid being a victim.

Advanced Persistent Threat is the first comprehensive manual that discusses how attackers are breaking into systems and what to do to protect and defend against these intrusions.

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IT Security Professionals (Security Auditors, Security Engineers, Compliance Specialists, etc.), IT Professionals (Network Administrators, IT Managers, Security Managers, Security Analysts, Directors of Security, etc.)


Book information

  • Published: November 2012
  • Imprint: SYNGRESS
  • ISBN: 978-1-59749-949-1


"Cole explains why advanced persistence threats are able to bypass security measures on many large computer systems and recommends how to protect an organization's data from these well-organized attackers."--Reference and Research Book News, August 2013
"This book should come in handy to anyone who's tasked with protecting an organization's networks… definitely worth it, as it is clear, concise, and thought provoking.", February 21, 2013

Table of Contents

Section I: Understanding the Problem

Chapter 1: The Changing Threat

Chapter 2: Why Are Organizations Being Compromised

Chapter 3: How Are Organizations Being Compromised

Chapter 4: Risk Based Approach to Security

Section II: Emerging Trends -

Chapter 5: Protecting Your Data -

Chapter 6: Prevention is Ideal but Detection is a Must

Chapter 7: Respond and Recover

Chapter 8: Technologies for Success

Section III: The Future and How to Win

Chapter 9: The Changing Landscape: Cloud and Mobilization

Chapter 10 : Proactive Security and Reputational Ranking

Chapter 11: Focusing in on the Right Security

Chapter 12: Implementing Adaptive Security