What is an Active Persistent Threat (APT)?

Modified on: October 6, 2021

What is an Active Persistent Threat (APT) and How Does it Impact Businesses?

Active Persistent Threats, or APTs, are a classification of cybersecurity threats emphasizing long-lasting and pervasive attacks. These threat actors are typically large-scaled threats attacking targets of opportunity associated with economic or political goals. These “advanced” attacks are several levels more dangerous than traditional attacks in that they expand on three cornerstones of modern cyber threats: