How APT?

According to wikipedia, the definitive source of all infosec knowledge, "An advanced persistent threat (APT) is a stealthy computer network threat actor, typically a nation state or state-sponsored group, which gains unauthorized access to a computer network and remains undetected for an extended period."

The takeaway from this is having a strategic vision and long term goals on a network that extend far past the timeline of a snatch and grab or ransomware.

So our requirements to become an APT are:

  1. Develop our own toolset(s)
  2. Maintain persistence for long periods of time
  3. Accomplish a strategic mission.

Sounds simple enough.

Last modified: Wednesday, 14 October 2020, 6:38 PM