ISACA Advanced Persistent Threat Awareness Study

isacastudyISACA has released a very interesting report on Advanced Peristent Threats (APT) where they partnered with Trend Micro to provide insight into the phenonenon. The report includes information on such areas as: the geographic distribution of attacks, comparison of APTs vs. traditional threats, enterprise ability to deal with APT-type attacks, technical control used to protect against APT attacks, etc.

Advanced persistent threat (APT) has been a term used frequently during security threat discussion; however, confusion exists as to what an APT is and how to manage the risk associated with it. Although the study reveals that a large number of respondents feel that APTs are important and have the ability to impact national security and economic stability, the study also demonstrates that the controls being used to defend against APT might not be sufficient to adequately protect enterprise networks.

Advanced Persistent Threats Are Real

Is your enterprise at risk?

Learn why of those who were surveyed:

  • 93.6% feel APTs are a serious threat
  • 63% think it is only a matter of time
  • 79% feel this is the largest gap in APT prevention

The report can be downloaded using the following ISACA link – https://www.isaca.org/Knowledge-Center/Research/Documents/APT-Survey-Report.pdf

A PowerPoint presentation providing details on the study can be downloaded using the following link – https://www.isaca.org/Knowledge-Center/Research/Documents/APT-PowerPoint.pptx

An infographic is available by using the following link – https://www.isaca.org/popup/Pages/APT-infographic.aspx

A video regarding the study can be viewed by using the following link – http://sas-origin.onstreammedia.com/origin/isaca/McNamara/Correct%20file.mp4

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