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Advanced Persistent Threats: The Big Picture

by Rithwik Jayasimha

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.

What you'll learn

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

Rithwik Jayasimha is an information security consultant and researcher. He loves making devices of all shapes and sizes perform tasks for which they were not originally intended. Rithwik loves a good challenge - hit him up with a crypto challenge anytime! He is experienced in both offensive as well as defensive security. He heads a small group of pen testers based out of Bangalore. Rithwik is highly passionate about teaching and wants more people to enter security - both as hobbyists and profess... more

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