Well-funded hackers with sophisticated tools made headlines and worried organizational leadership throughout 2014 yet the primary reason endpoint security risk has become more difficult in the past 24 months is due to negligent or careless employees who do not follow security policies says IT in the 2015 State of the Endpoint study by Ponemon Institute and commissioned by Lumension, a global leader in endpoint management and security.
Often times when we talk about Targeted Threats, or what are called Advanced Persistent Threats (APTs) we tend to analogously use the term targeted threat with the actual malware that's being loaded onto our systems. And we think the targeted threat is the malware on my system.
But in reality what we need to understand, and get a real grasp on, is that these targeted threats use a very robust and we defined methodology or framework for how the attackers are actually going through the process of: identifying you as a target, installing malware, gaining a foothold and spreading laterally.
Visit www.lumension.com/apt-framework to take your first step against targeted threats.