Defining APT: An in-depth view into recent state-sponsored attacks

  • Date 25 Apr 2013

Defining APT: An in-depth view into recent state-sponsored attacks

25 Apr 2013, 10:00 - 10:25

Technical Theatre


As APT attacks continue to rise, there has been some dilution in the term – which was originally created by the U.S. Air Force to describe Chinese threat actors. This session will detail exactly what is considered to be an APT, dispelling the misconceptions that have grown up with the term. The session will also offer an in-depth insight into such attacks, with Alex Lanstein providing expert insight from the FireEye lab.

  • Understand what is truly considered an APT and be aware of the common misconceptions which have arisen around the term
  • Have a more in depth understanding of the nation-state attacks which have occurred since 2012  
  • Benefit from real examples of APT attacks, with inside knowledge gained in FireEye’s research lab



Business Issues Covered

• Identify internal and external threats and keep a business secure • Select best fit products and solutions from the wide range of choice of vendors and products available

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