Last Updated: 2010-02-09 14:01:44 UTC
by Rick Wanner (Version: 1)
Once again a lazy weekend to catch up on some reading. One of the items that came across my email in the last week is the Mandiant Mtrends report.
Mtrends is a fairly concise report on Mandiant's view of the Advanced Persistent Threat (APT). If you are not familiar with the term, APT refers to organized groups of professional hackers who have been targeting corporations and governments around the world. Mandiant has a unique perspective into this issue as one of few incident handling companies who have been on the front lines of the fight against the APT.
It does require registration to get your copy, but it is a good read.
I have my views on this report, but for those of you who take the time to read this report I would be very interested in your view of this threat, and Mandiant's report. In your view is this a realistic appraisal of the situation, or just more FUD (Fear, Uncertainty, and Doubt) added to the pile? Please provide your feedback via commenting to this diary or through our contact page.
-- Rick Wanner - rwanner at isc dot sans dot org