Taipei – Mar. 22 , 2012 – In today’s threat landscape, the concern surrounding advanced persistent threats, or APTs, is increasing. The recent "Linsanity” attack, part of a LURID campaign that, since its discovery in 2011,affected over 1,465 computers in over 61 countries, including Vietnam, India, Mongolia, and China , shows just how trendy and dangerous APTs can be. In its monthly APAC Press Room, Trend Micro Incorporated (TYO:4704;TSE:4704), a global cloud security leader, sheds some light on APT fact vs. fiction.
While most people today have at least heard of APTs, perhaps have a general idea of what APTs may be, there are still misperceptions and confusion surrounding this topic. Trend Micro debunks the top 5 APT myths:
Unfortunately, there is no one-size-fits-all solution to APTs. However there are certain things a corporation can do to decrease their risk of vulnerability to APTs:
The good news is, Trend Micro is releasing Deep Discovery, the next-generation protection from APTs, in the APAC region. Deep Discovery was specifically designed according to solutions required for APT threats, with specialized advanced malware detection and event correlation across every stage of the attack sequence, undoubtedly making it a top choice in the APT security market.
However, despite these precautions, the most important thing a company can do in protecting itself against APTs is empowering its employees. Humans are the weakest link in a corporation’s defense strategy but an educated and trained employee can be the key to counteracting an APT or any other type of security breach.
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With accurate, real-time data, TrendLabs delivers more effective security measures designed to detect, preempt, and eliminate attacks. TrendLabs monitors the threat landscape and conducts research and analysis used to develop the technologies needed to combat new threats. It also houses the Trend Micro support organization that provides continuous coverage to Trend Micro customers worldwide.
Headquartered in the Philippines, TrendLabs is the only multinational research, development, and support center with an extensive regional presence. With labs in the United States, Japan, France, Germany, and China, TrendLabs enables Trend Micro to identify and respond more quickly to targeted threats. Because our research and support groups never sleep and are capable of understanding local languages, we can respond to our customers as well as to new threats in real time. As a result, customers can minimize damages, reduce costs, and ensure business continuity.
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