• Classroom
  • Online, Instructor-Led
Course Description

The Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) Course provides a comprehensive understanding of the tactics, techniques, and procedures used by advanced cyber adversaries to infiltrate and persist within target networks. This course covers the lifecycle of an APT attack, from initial reconnaissance to exfiltration of data, and focuses on the strategies and countermeasures to detect, mitigate, and respond to APT threats. Participants will gain practical skills in APT detection, analysis, and incident response to enhance their organization’s cybersecurity posture.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand APT Fundamentals: Gain a comprehensive understanding of the fundamental concepts and characteristics of Advanced Persistent Threats (APTs).


  • Identify APT Lifecycle: Recognize the various stages in the lifecycle of an APT, from initial compromise to data exfiltration.


  • Analyze APT Tactics and Techniques: Explore the tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTPs) commonly employed by APT actors in cyber operations.


  • Implement APT Detection Measures: Learn effective methods for detecting and monitoring APT activities within network environments.


  • Develop APT Incident Response Skills: Acquire skills in formulating and executing incident response plans specific to APT incidents.


  • Apply APT Mitigation Strategies: Explore mitigation strategies and best practices to prevent, detect, and respond to APTs, enhancing overall cybersecurity resilience.

Framework Connections

The materials within this course focus on the NICE Framework Task, Knowledge, and Skill statements identified within the indicated NICE Framework component(s):

Specialty Areas

  • All-Source Analysis
  • Threat Analysis
  • Vulnerability Assessment and Management
  • Cyber Defense Analysis
  • Risk Management