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

by Ting-fang Yen, Ari Juels,

Tags: Advanced Persistent Threat

URL : https://www.usenix.org/conference/leet12/sherlock-holmes-and-case-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.