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.
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.
Year first used/coined:
Colonel Greg Rattray