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6 tips to combat Advanced Persistent Threats

Taylor Armerding | Feb. 19, 2014
Experts say takes time, training and collaboration to thwart APTs. But with these best practices, you can keep your defences high.

Covert isn't downplaying the CISSP designation, since he holds it himself, but he says those with APT training will notice anomalous files that "most administrators and even security personnel" will not.

And the need for specialists is critical. Covert quotes SANS Institute Director Alan Paller as saying there is a need for more than 30,000 APT specialists, but that "only about 1,000 to 2,000 have the necessary skills to combat the numerous real-life scenarios happening in today's organizations."


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