Title

Identifying vulnerabilities in APT Attacks: A simulated approach

Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Source of Publication

2018 9th IFIP International Conference on New Technologies, Mobility and Security, NTMS 2018 - Proceedings

Publication Date

3-29-2018

Abstract

© 2018 IEEE. This research aims to identify some vulnerabilities of advanced persistent threat (APT) attacks using multiple simulated attacks in a virtualized environment. Our experimental study shows that while updating the antivirus software and the operating system with the latest patches may help in mitigating APTs, APT threat vectors could still infiltrate the strongest defenses. Accordingly, we highlight some critical areas of security concern that need to be addressed.

ISBN

9781538636626

Publisher

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.

Volume

2018-January

First Page

1

Last Page

4

Disciplines

Computer Sciences

Keywords

Advanced persistent threats, Cyber-attacks, spear phishing, Mitigation, Vulnerabilities

Scopus ID

85050927570

Indexed in Scopus

yes

Open Access

no

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