Visible to the public Identifying Vulnerabilities in APT Attacks: A Simulated Approach

TitleIdentifying Vulnerabilities in APT Attacks: A Simulated Approach
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2018
AuthorsNicho, M., Oluwasegun, A., Kamoun, F.
Conference Name2018 9th IFIP International Conference on New Technologies, Mobility and Security (NTMS)
ISBN Number978-1-5386-3662-6
Keywordsadvanced persistent threat attacks, advanced persistent threats, antivirus software, APT attacks, APT threat vectors, Browsers, cyber-attacks, Firewalls (computing), Human Behavior, Malware, Metrics, mitigation, multiple simulated attacks, operating system, Payloads, pubcrawl, Resiliency, Scalability, security of data, spearphishing, Tools, Universal Serial Bus, virtualized environment, vulnerabilities

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.

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