Threat Intelligence, Malware

Advanced persistent threats are APT to be deceptive, devious

In the wake of reports that Russian advanced threat groups hacked the Democratic National Committee, Brian Laing, VP of business development and products at advanced malware defense firm Lastline, spoke to at Black Hat about the evolution of APT and some of their more devious tactics.

According to Laing, attributing attacks to specific threat entities has become an increasingly difficult task for investigators and researchers due to certain actors reusing code originally created and used by different APT actors. See the full interview below for more.

Bradley Barth

As director of multimedia content strategy at CyberRisk Alliance, Bradley Barth develops content for online conferences, webcasts, podcasts video/multimedia projects — often serving as moderator or host. For nearly six years, he wrote and reported for SC Media as deputy editor and, before that, senior reporter. He was previously a program executive with the tech-focused PR firm Voxus. Past journalistic experience includes stints as business editor at Executive Technology, a staff writer at New York Sportscene and a freelance journalist covering travel and entertainment. In his spare time, Bradley also writes screenplays.

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