APT - Advanced Persistent Threats Home Cybersecurity Dictionary APT - Advanced Persistent Threats APTs are highly sophisticated and prolonged computer hacking processes that often target a specific entity for business or political motives. Because of the level of expertise required, APTs were traditionally the tradecraft of only the most experienced nation-state threat actors and directed at high-value targets such as the national infrastructure of political enemies or large corporations. However, the use of APTs has since broadened. Related TermsCTI - Cyber Threat IntelligenceInsider ThreatDDoS - Distributed Denial of Service Share: Seeking Clarity? View the Cybersecurity Dictionary for top terms searched by your peers. Back to the Dictionary RELATED INSIGHTS BLOG September 21, 2018 The Necessity of Enemy Perspectives: The Enemy Gets a Vote The enemy gets a vote. The current Secretary of Defense and retired Marine Corps General James Mattis is fond of this observation. However, in many ar... See Details Read more about The Necessity of Enemy Perspectives: The Enemy Gets a Vote How Can We Help? Let us know what you need, and we will have an Optiv professional contact you shortly.