Advanced Persistent Threat

What is an Advanced Persistent Threat (ATP)? An advanced persistent threat (APT) is a stealthy threat actor, typically a nation-state or state-sponsored group(s), which gains unauthorized access to computer networks and remains undetected for an extended period. Key Takeaways APT is a stealthy threat actor that gains unauthorized access to systems and remains undetected APT threat actors’ motivations are typically economic or political Cybercriminals target major business sectors and government agencies APT’s median dwell-time is 78 days Impacts of APT include theft of intellectual property and total site takeovers Organizations can prevent APT attacks through proactive and robust security controls … Read more

Adware

What is Adware? Adware can be safe for users and a valid business advertisement-supported software. However, not all adware programs are genuine. Some are manipulative and open doors for malicious activities. Developers create adware for advertising other software to earn money. Key Takeaways Some adware can be safe for users and a valid business advertisement-supported software, but others are manipulative and open door for malicious activities Malicious adware displays unwanted advertisements on your computer Adware can change your browser’s home page or install spyware without your knowledge Madware is an adware that infects mobile devices like tablets and smartphones You … Read more

Antimalware

What is Antimalware? An antimalware is a software program designed to enhance computer security by identifying, preventing, and eliminating malicious programs—the software targets malware such as worms, viruses, Trojan horses, spyware, and adware. The antimalware scans computer systems to detect any malicious program that manages to infiltrate networks. Many IT experts regard these software programs as one of the best security tools to enhance computer security and protect personal information. Key Takeaways An antimalware is a software program designed to enhance computer security by identifying, preventing and eliminating malicious programs. The security protects against advanced malicious threats, while antivirus focuses … Read more