APT attacks have led to highly visible security breaches at Target and other well-known organizations. This whitepaper explores three approaches for combating the critical APT lifecycle stages - protect, detect and remediate. The whitepaper also highlights how multi-tenant cloud solutions are better equipped than appliances in providing protection against APT attacks.
The multi-phase approach to APT defense focuses on:
- Protection - Stopping the attack before it can even infect the initial target is the most critical phase of APT defense;
- Detection - Even with robust protection, detection abilities play a critical role and early detection will help contain the scope and impact of the attack;
- Remediate - The typical phases of the remediation phase are contain, isolate (until remediation can occur) and fix.