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Healthy Network Testing to Identify APTs

Author: Timothy Neuman, CISA, CIA
Date Published: 8, January 2020
Advanced persistent threats (APTs) were utilized to breach financial information, costing millions of US dollars during the recent Facebook, Capital One, Google Plus and Uber breaches. APTs are so named because of their ability to hide in the backups and system memories and, therefore, survive the typical policies and procedures used to discover and destroy viruses, phishing attempts and other invasive malware. However, the analytical skills developed by internal auditors and the expert knowledge of network administrators can be combined to test for APTs effectively...


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