Small and big organizations often face targeted attacks. APT groups improve the quality of their operations, causing more serious damage. Timely detection and response, training of personnel, advanced training of information security department employees help reduce the risks associated with targeted attacks.
The growth dynamics of APT (Advanced Persistent Threat) attacks has been declining over the past few years, but the damage is growing. The pandemic shifted the focus and opened new entry points for attackers. The attack surface for many businesses has recently expanded.
How does a targeted attack differ from an APT? Who is targeted most often? What are the protective measures? Is it possible to reliably protect employees working remotely? In this article, I will touch upon these, and other issues related to modern targeted attacks, give examples, and provide valuable recommendations on how to stay safe.