Threat Agent

Threat Agent (TA) – An entity or experience that exposes a system to a loss.   The TA needn’t be cognizant as an earthquake can topple a data center without forethought or fire consumes building and paperwork without prejudice.  A TA may also be a hacker or hackers phishing for information.

APT – Advanced, Persistent Threat

Given enough adoption of secure policies and frameworks and a threat agent with adequate resources, access and motivation any control/countermeasure/safeguard can be overcome. This means that a sufficiently motivated and backed threat agent (nee “hacker”) can defeat any one (and in multiple cases, any) security controls put in place.   Key takeaway: If you want… Continue reading APT – Advanced, Persistent Threat