Advanced Persistent Threats: The Big Picture

Advanced Persistent Threats, the most infamous yet misunderstood types of threats against your organization. This course will teach you everything you want to know about them from origins and goals, to practical detection, and defense against an APT.
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Rating
(18)
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Jul 26, 2017
Duration
1h 49m
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Description
Course info
Rating
(18)
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Jul 26, 2017
Duration
1h 49m
Description

Whether you've been in the information security field or not, you've definitely heard of them. Advanced Persistent Threats (APT), are responsible for some of the largest cyber-attacks in history. How do you defend against these threats? Where do you even begin? In this course, Advanced Persistent Threats: The Big Picture, you'll learn everything that you might want to know about APTs. First, you'll develop an understanding of their motives and identities. Next, you'll explore when to classify a threat as an APT, and more importantly, when not to. Then, you'll learn how to assess your own risk and set up a system to detect these threats before it's too late. Finally, you'll finish up with implementing practical defense mechanisms. By the end of this course, you'll understand where APTs come from, what their goals are, how to detect and classify them, and minimize risk of threat from APTs.

About the author
About the author

Rithwik Jayasimha is an information security researcher and consultant who has a passion for all things hackable. He loves open-source and is a regular contributor to several infosec projects. He is experienced in both offensive and defensive security techniques. He got his first computer in first grade, and has never looked back. He loves a good challenge and loves learning!

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Course Overview
Hi, everyone. My name is Rithwik Jayasimha, and welcome to my course, Advanced Persistent Threats: The Big Picture. I'm a security consultant based out of Bangalore. If you've been in the security field for any duration of time, chances are you've heard someone at some point call an attack on their organization an advanced persistent threat. If you've ever thought, really? Or if you've ever just wanted to know more about these threats, what they really are, and who's behind them, then this course is for you. Some of the major topics that we'll cover include what advanced persistent threats are, and when a threat is not an APT. What distinguishes them from commodity threats. The motives of the attackers behind them. Detecting APTs at various levels. And finally, practical defense against APTs. By the end of this course, you'll know enough about APTs in general to be able to directly apply the concepts that we discuss here in your network. This course will help you shift from simply knowing the terminology to the point where you'll be able to jump in to more advanced concepts about physical and network security in order to safeguard your systems. I hope you'll join me in this journey to learn more about advanced persistent threats, with the Advanced Persistent Threats: The Big Picture course at Pluralsight.