New Perspectives in the Study of Advanced Persistent Threats

  • Santiago Quintero-BonillaEmail author
  • Angel Martín del Rey
  • Araceli Queiruga-Dios
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 619)


Advanced persistent threats (APTs) are the new type of cyber attacks that have drastically change the information security landscape. They seek to gather very sensitive information from specific and high-level objectives. The great majority of security tools do not allow handling such an intrusion in a proper way. Consequently, this study aims to analyze its behavior in order to design an agent-based model to simulate the APT cycle of life.


Advanced persistent threats Information security Cyber attacks Simulation Agent-based models 



This work has been supported by Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad (Spain) and the European Union through FEDER funds under grant TIN2014-55325-C2-2-R.

S. Quintero Bonilla has been supported by IFARHU-SENACYT scholarship program (Panama).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Santiago Quintero-Bonilla
    • 1
    Email author
  • Angel Martín del Rey
    • 1
  • Araceli Queiruga-Dios
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Applied MathematicsUniversity of SalamancaSalamancaSpain

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