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PA IN THE MEDIA

Security: A huge challenge from China, Russia and organised crime

"People need to build protection right across their businesses … They need to monitor unusual behaviour going on around them."

 

JOHN SKIPPER, CYBER SECURITY CONSULTING, PA CONSULTING GROUP

James BlitzFinancial Times1 November 2011

 

PA’s John Skipper, a cybersecurity expert, is quoted in an article in the Financial Times Cybersecurity special report. John gives his view on Advanced Persistent Threats (APTs) in cyberspace and what can be done to prevent governments and large corporations being a victim of these attacks.

APTs are attacks at the most sophisticated end of cybercrime activity and the question of who carries out these threats is a matter of much debate.  John points out that it is not just nation states that are responsible and says that groups involved in organised crime have been deploying APTs.

John goes on to point out that companies also need to be aware of a wide range of issues as they plan defences. “People need to build protection right across their businesses … They need to monitor unusual behavior going on around them. They need to keep a close eye on staff. Many of the most successful APTs ultimately have their origins in a human element inside the target organisation.”

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