Perimeter Security: Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) Protection

The handiwork of exceptionally skilled individuals armed with sophisticated tools and techniques, an Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) is extremely hard to prevent, detect, or stop. APTs used to be inflicted upon high-profile targets, like governments and research facilities. Now, they’re aimed at any organization that possesses something attackers deem valuable.

An advanced persistent threat will never be a generic attack. It will always be tailor-made for your organization, your people, your systems, your associates, your transactions, and your behaviors. The people who carry out APTs exercise patience, stealth, and adaptability. That’s why an APT can remain undetected over a long period. By the time you notice something, a substantial part of your key assets will have already been compromised.

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Because these attacks are carried out by people with the experience and skill to circumvent traditional cybersecurity defenses, your advanced persistent threat protection initiative must counter these attackers with the same level of sophistication. Adapture can help you with that.

Our security specialists have decades of experience in the field of information security and have clocked countless hours of:

  • Vulnerability Assessment
  • Network IOS Hardening
  • Application Hardening
  • Penetration Testing
  • Risk Assessment
  • Computer Forensics

We take APTs very seriously. For this reason, we tackle it through a comprehensive approach consisting of detection, incident response, and prevention.

Advanced persistent threat detection

While APTs are hard to detect, some of them do leave tell-tale signs. The presence of suspicious emails, abnormal network traffic, shellcodes, application changes, and other signs should set off alarm bells. Of course, detecting these signs require the right skills and the right tools. We’re equipped with both.

APT incident response

Responding to an APT attack is a tricky process. In order to minimize damage and prevent a recurrence, you will want to:

  • Secure your assets
  • Preserve evidence for digital forensics
  • Find vulnerabilities that may have been introduced during the attack
  • Notify key stakeholders, affected individuals, and the authorities.

We can architect an APT incident response plan that will enable you to respond quickly and appropriately if the need arises.

Advanced persistent threat prevention

Although certainly a serious threat, APTs can be mitigated. Adapture can conduct trainings specially designed to counter the APT threat. For example, we can teach key personnel and management staff methods of countering social engineering techniques (the main entry point of APT) and perform other security best practices.