Advanced Persistent Threats (APTs) are defined as targeted multi-vector attacks usually initiated by a sophisticated and well-resourced adversary. APTs are typically used as a means for discovering and stealing sensitive data.
The primary objective of this ESG research study was to survey security professionals working at enterprise organizations (i.e., 1,000 employees or more) in order to better understand their familiarity with and opinions about Advanced Persistent Threats (APTs), whether they believed their organizations had been targeted by APTs, how vulnerable their organizations were to future APT attacks, and what their organizations were doing in response to APTs.
Jon Oltsik is an ESG senior principal analyst and the founder of the firm’s information security service. With over 25 years of technology industry experience, Jon is widely recognized as an expert in all aspects of information security and is often called upon to help customers understand a CISO's perspective and strategies. Recently, Jon has been an active participant with cybersecurity issues, legislation, and technology within the U.S. federal government.
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