Published: November 15, 2011
"There's a little squishyness to the definition," said Jon Oltsik, senior principal analyst at Enterprise Strategy Group ESG. "Marketing people don't always use the [NIST] definition."According to the U.S. Advanced Persistent Threat Analysis, a study conducted by ESG, 8% of the 244 security professionals polled claimed they were not that familiar or not at all familiar with the concept of APTs, yet 59% still claimed they are certain or fairly certain their organization has been the target of a previous APT attack.
Confusion over APT attacks leads to misguided security effort.