Date Added: Jun 2011
This paper defines the term Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) in the context of cyber threats and cyber attack. It presents a timeline and summary of prominent cyber attacks likely attributable to APTs over the past decade. Commonalities are identified and assessed in the context of the current cyber threat environment. Trends are used to predict future APT targeting. APT attack methodology is discussed, and, in conclusion, a set of security practices and policies are provided that could help many organisations increase their resilience to APT attack.