The term APT stands for Advanced Persistent Threat and is often
used by cyber security companies to describe nation-state actors or
advanced cyber criminals. The term was first coined by Mandiant (now
part of FireEye) in 2013 to describe cyber espionage campaigns conducted
by the Chinese military ( For this discussion posting, you are to research and present on the following:

1) Identify and analyze an APT group of your choosing. As part of
this, identify the name of the group, the alleged actor behind the
campaign, who/what organizations were being targeted by the APT group,
how long the campaign took place, what information the group was
attempting to steal, and tools, techniques, and procedures the group
used as part of the espionage campaign. If you pick an APT group already
covered by another students, I will subtract 25% for each posting I see
on that APT group.

2) How could you envision using this information to help you in a cyber security role in the future?

3) How has the US Government responded to APT attacks and the groups/actors involved in the past two years?
Please make sure to provide proper citations.

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