Common Targets for Advanced Persistent Threats (APT)

What Are Common Targets for Advanced Persistent Threats (APT)?

Few things give cybersecurity defenders more anxiety than the prospect of an attack by an Advanced Persistent Threat (APT). Unlike your run-of-the-mill attacker, APTs are often state-sponsored, exceedingly well-resourced and highly capable in terms of technical ability. Many security teams, on the other hand, are understaffed, inadequately resourced and employ workers with varying degrees of competence.… Read More »

How a Solid Cyber Security Strategy Helps Protect Your Critical Assets

How devastating is a successful cybersecurity attack? Consider this: A single breach now costs the average business nearly $4 million in damages, according to research from the Ponemon Institute. The average cost of losing just a single record is nearly $150, globally. Given the financial and reputational risks associated with security breaches, it's imperative that… Read More »

How Advanced Persistent Threats Work

The term Advanced Persistent Threat, or APT, was apparently first coined at the United States Air Force in 2006 but joined the common vocabulary of the global cyber community in 2010, when Google announced its intellectual property had been the victim of a targeted attack originating from China, reported SearchSecurity. “Advanced persistent threat is probably one of… Read More »

How To Choose a Breach and Attack Simulation Solution

Breach and attack simulation (BAS) is a relatively new IT security technology that can automatically spot vulnerabilities in an organization's cyber defenses. BAS solutions represent an emerging market and are directly adjacent to vulnerability assessment, according to Gartner’s Market Guide for Vulnerability Assessment. They are becoming more mainstream and have begun transforming the security testing… Read More »

Join XM Cyber at Black Hat 2019

With an elite community of nearly 20,000 influential security experts, practitioners and business developers from around the world anticipated to come this year, Black Hat promises to be once again a Mecca for the global cyber world. At XM Cyber, we are particularly excited about this year’s event, as we will be officially attending it as… Read More »