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What does APT stand for?

APT stands for Advanced Persistent Threat (intelligence security)

This definition appears very frequently and is found in the following Acronym Finder categories:

  • Information technology (IT) and computers
  • Military and Government
  • Business, finance, etc.

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Strategies for mitigating advanced persistent threats are woefully lacking, explains Nick Black, technical director at Trend Micro.
Sophisticated cyber attacks in the Middle East, namely Stuxnet and Flame, have conclusively proven that while anti-virus, IDS/IPS and DLP remain critical components of cyber security, they fail to deliver the type of comprehensive security necessary in the era of advanced persistent threats and exploits," said Simon Whitburn, Vice President of International Sales, AccessData, ahead of the conference.
To meet this challenge against advanced persistent threats like Stuxnet, Norman ASA, a worldwide security company, has developed the Norman SCADA Protection (NSP) system to protect against cyber attacks from malware such as trojans, worms and viruses that can cause millions of dollars of damage and disruption to production and services delivery.
As hackers improve their ability to penetrate traditional defenses with attacks such as advanced persistent threats (APTs), Vormetric Data Security can help enterprises gather security intelligence around what is happening to their sensitive data so they can counter such threats better and faster.