APT & Malware Protection

CipherTechs can help your organization understand where your vulnerabilities lie and provide solutions to help keep you protected. If you don’t have the resources, we can provide managed services to monitor your systems and respond to any incidents.


APTs are defined as hacking techniques of a covert nature, usually targeting organizations for financial or political gains. The hackers utilize various threat vectors to gather intelligence, exploit vulnerabilities and infiltrate the organization’s perimeter defenses. Once inside, hackers often use malware to further compromise your systems. The malware will spread and attempt to contact a Command and Control Center to download additional tools and await instruction. Without the proper detection tools and resources to monitor these tools, these types of attacks can go unnoticed until it’s too late.

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Many attacks start with some combination of social engineering, spear phishing, and zero-day viruses. Traditional anti-virus software, while still necessary, doesn’t protect you from zero-day malware. To protect against advanced attacks you need more than A/V.

The weakest point of defense is your end-users. What happens when they click on a malicious link in an email or website?

There are different methodologies to consider for the needs of your business model. CipherTechs provides class-leading solutions for prevention, containment, and forensics.

We are partnered with the top vendors in Network Security, Email Security, Next-Gen Firewalls, Web Proxy, IPS, NAC, etc.

One of the most effective defense measures can be end-user education. CipherTechs can provide customized security training with the latest technologies and practices.


A majority of security defenses are at the perimeter. Once the malware is inside your network, these defenses are no longer effective.

  • Malware wants to remain undetected by erasing its footprints. Some will lie dormant and innocuous for extended periods of time.
  • Endpoint security tools will mainly focus on the prevention methodology.
  • Sandboxing technologies will control malicious activity and protect endpoints from infection through the use of containerization.
  • Endpoint forensics tools prove to be invaluable during incident remediation.


Many organizations don’t monitor their egress points. Traditional security tools lack the visibility and functionality to protect against end-user generated traffic flows over allowed ports and protocols.

  • In order to exfiltrate data, malware will use any available channels.
  • DLP tools can be an effective way to monitor and prevent the leakage of sensitive data.
  • NGFWs can monitor and block calls to C&Cs and other malware hosting sites.
  • APT solutions use sandbox technologies to see the whole kill chain, including callbacks and other suspicious activity.
  • Monitoring solutions can look for anomalous behavior which could potentially be malware activity.