While most threat actors are small groups looking to cause trouble where they can, APTs are often larger and more organized, using carefully orchestrated, highly targeted and continuous techniques to gain access to a particular system. Once an APT has breached an organization’s defenses, it will often lay low and remain undetected. In doing so, the potential builds for them to cause huge amounts of damage.
The APT protection market in 2021 stood at just under $6 billion globally. By 2025, experts in the industry predict that number might more than double to nearly $12.5 billion, and with good reason. APTs have the potential to cause immeasurable devastation to the businesses they target – usually large corporations or government organizations that are seen as ‘high-value’ targets due to the data they carry, or the consequences of a breach. However, with APTs increasing in number and more businesses making themselves potentially more vulnerable as they move more operations online, should businesses be thinking about APTs differently when evaluating risk?
Our very own Craig Moores, Risk Advisory Senior Director at SureCloud, sat down with one of our senior consultants, Hugh Raynor, to discuss APTs and their motives as we move into 2022.