A lot of marketing hype around Advanced Persistent Threats (APTs) has diluted what the actual threat is. In fact, many security vendors have convinced organizations that their products cover these types of threats, when really they just cover the usual suspects- malware, rootkits, and bots. But an APT is not so much a specific mechanism; it's bad people out to do bad things to a specific organization or individual for a specific bad purpose.
In this webcast, Matt Olney, Senior Research Engineer of Sourcefire, the real-time adaptive network security solutions company, talks with Tim Zonca, Product Marketing Manager of Tripwire Log Center, about his concerns about APTs and the approach he thinks organizations must take if they're to ward off these very real threats.
By listening to this webcast, you will:
- Learn what an APT is compared to how it has been marketed
- Hear about specific examples of APTs that have occurred recently
- Understand why these threats are perhaps even more concerning than your garden-variety threats
- Understand why out-of-the-box security solutions are basically useless against APTs
- Learn what's essential to adequately address APTs
Webcast available here: http://www.tripwire.com/register/apts-filtering-out-the-marketing-hype-to-see-the-real-threat/