Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Advanced Persistent Threat presented at 5th USENIX Workshop on Large-Scale Exploits and Emergent Threats 2012

by Ari Juels, Ting-fang Yen,

Tags: Advanced Persistent Threat


Summary : An Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) is a tar- geted attack against a high-value asset or a physical system. Drawing from analogies in the Sherlock Holmes stories of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, we illustrate poten- tial strategies of deception and evasion available in this setting, and caution against overly narrow characteri- zation of APTs.