Understanding and mitigating against the advanced persistant threat (APT): Ask industry players to define APT and you'll likely get several views. Add to this still-lingering marketing hype bolstering solutions' capabilities to directly address APTs and the resulting confusion that abounds among many security practioners is quite understandable. So, how do these attacks differ from others infiltrating your networks? What are the goals of those spearheading these types of attacks, and how do their methods differ from more traditional infrastructure assaults? This session explores these questions and provides some strategies to defend against these.