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Report Analyzes Advanced Persistent Threats

DATA PROTECTION

August 11, 2011

In its latest global threat report, Cisco has found that data breaches have been "seemingly nonstop" in 2011, with unique instances of malware more than doubling, siliconrepublic reports. The report discusses advanced persistent threats (APTs) and the difficulty of identifying them, saying that APTs "must enable the attacker to remotely manipulate a system while remaining virtually invisible to standard defenses." A Cisco representative said, "If anyone attempts to sell your organization a hardware or software solution for APTs, they either don't understand APTs, don't really understand how computers work or are lying--or possibly all three."      
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