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August 8 Emerging Tech IT Security

Security breaches at RSA Security and Lockheed Martin are the most recent examples of what is called the advanced persistent threat, a form of cyberattack that targets government and industry and is characterized by its patience and sophistication. This story will explain how APT works and examine what kinds of cybersecurity defenses will be most effective against it.

Writer: Alan Joch, ajoch AT worldpath DOT net

Posted on Jun 15, 2011 at 12:20 PM


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