How to defend the network against APT attacks?

The threat landscape has changed irrevocably.

The primary foe of security professionals is no longer an asocial teenager basking in the glow of a monitor looking for an easy target, but rather the highly skilled technologists who are deliberately seeking treasure troves of sensitive information.

These attacks are representative of what security professionals face today.

Aptly named advanced persistent threats, APT is a “fuzzy” and even controversial term that refers to a style of attack rather than any specific technique.

Targeted APT attacks are waged in a one-to-one fashion by professional hackers using advanced skills.