Five Styles of Advanced Threat Defense


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The threat of advanced targeted attacks, also known as advanced persistent threats, or APTs, has spawned a wave of innovation in the security market. We provide security managers with a framework to select and deploy the most-effective threat defense technologies.

Table of Contents

  • Analysis
    • Where to Look
    • Time Horizon
    • Style 1 — Network Traffic Analysis
      • Strengths
      • Challenges
    • Style 2 — Network Forensics
      • Strengths
      • Challenges
    • Style 3 — Payload Analysis
      • Strengths
      • Challenges
    • Style 4 — Endpoint Behavior Analysis
      • Strengths
      • Challenges
    • Style 5 — Endpoint Forensics
      • Strengths
      • Challenges
    • Using the Framework
      • Payload Analysis (Style 3) and Endpoint Forensics (Style 5)
      • Payload Analysis (Style 3) and Network Forensics (Style 2)
      • Network Traffic Analysis (Style 1) and Network Forensics (Style 2)
  • Recommended Reading
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