Gartner Research

Strategies for Dealing With Advanced Targeted Attacks

Published: 06 June 2013

ID: G00252555

Analyst(s): Jeremy D'Hoinne , Lawrence Orans


Targeted attacks, often called APTs, penetrate existing security controls, causing significant business damage. Enterprises need to focus on reducing vulnerabilities and increasing monitoring capabilities to deter or more quickly react to evolving threats.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges


  • Advanced Persistent Threat and Advanced Targeted Attacks


  • Embrace a "Lean Forward" Approach to Security
    • Process
    • Fundamentals
    • Advanced Technology
    • Lean Forward
  • Evolve Security Practices; Don't Just Add Technology Layers
    • Starting Points

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