What is APT?

APT has two major acronyms in IT: Automatically Programming Language, a computer programme language which creates instructions for machine tools that are numerically generated, and Advanced Persistent Threat, which is a type of cyber security threat.

An advanced persistent threat is a computer hacking process or set of computer hacking processes that targets a specific entity.

Technology Term:

Advanced Persistent Threat

Standard Definition Exists?

An advanced persistent threat is a set of stealthy and continuous computer hacking processes, often orchestrated by a person or persons targeting a specific entity.

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Year first used/coined:


Attributed to:

Colonel Greg Rattray

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