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New research shows cybercriminals are using more advanced attack techniques. Expert Nick Lewis explains what enterprises need to know about the APT-style attacks.
The definitions of advanced cyberattacks and cyberwar are hotly debated terms in information security, and they are used frequently in marketing materials. Advanced persistent threat, or APT, groups were once equivalent to nation-state attackers, but the term has started to include other organized cybercrime gangs that bypass the security controls of enterprises assumed to have high security, such as financial institutions.
Over time, advanced techniques will be adopted by less advanced attackers, which will result in enterprises implementing security controls to prevent these attacks. The advanced threat actors will then develop new attack techniques to bypass these new controls in the endless cat-and-mouse game that persists in information security. New research from Kaspersky Lab on several cybercrime gangs details the advanced APT-style attack techniques being adopted more broadly, which enterprises need to devote more resources to defend against.
This tip will take a look at the APT-style attacks reported by Kaspersky Lab, and how enterprises can update their security programs.