After the revelation of Operation Aurora, the term began to take on a different meaning. "In essence," IBM's X-Force report says, "APT became associated with any targeted, sophisticated or complex attack regardless of the attacker, motive, origin or method of operation."
When the business demands the latest tools and technologies, saying "no" is not a viable option. "Clearly, these are disruptive things, but they also are extremely valuable," says Simon Godfrey, Director, Security Solutions at CA Technologies UK.
In today's world, where certain data must be let in so governments and businesses can realize their missions, firewalls must be able to see the content flowing through networks, NIST Computer Scientists Tim Grance and Murugiah Souppaya say.