A CDE Definition
(1) See advanced persistent threat.
(2) (Automatic Programmed Tools) A high-level programming language used to generate instructions for numerical control machines.
advanced persistent threat
Long-term, unauthorized access to systems for malicious purposes such as leakage of confidential data or sabotage (data corruption, denial of service, etc.). Advanced persistent threats (APTs) are usually undetected for long periods of time. See denial of service attack, data leakage and corrupted file.
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