Advanced Persistent Threats (APTs)
In its 2013 Advanced Threat Report, FireEye defined advanced persistent threat (APT) attacks as:
The use of distinct TTPs [techniques, tactics and procedures] that appear to be employed directly or indirectly by a nation-state or professional criminal organization. The goals of such attacks range from short-term cyber espionage to long-term subversion of targeted networks.
Thales e-Security can help your organization protect itself from APTs.