This Dummies handbook describes how “APTs (advanced persistent threats) have changed the world of enterprise security and how networks and organizations are attacked” and includes “an in-depth examination of real-world attacks and APTs, the shortcomings of legacy security solutions, the capabilities of next-generation firewalls, and security best practices.”  Palo Alto Networks released its handbook which provides “some real-world examples of high-profile attacks” so the reader gets “a glimpse into the psyche of a cybercriminal to understand what motivates such a person…”

Here are the 6 chapters:

Chapter 1: Understanding the Cybersecurity Landscape

Chapter 2: The Role of Malware in Advanced Persistent Threats (APTs)

Chapter 3: Why Traditional Security Solutions Fail to Control APTs

Chapter 4: What Next-Generation Security Brings to the Fight

Chapter 5: Creating Advanced Threat Protection Policies

Chapter 6: Ten Best Practices for Controlling APTs

Although the handbook is written in relatively technical fashion it provides basic information to assist anybody that feels they need to know more about the current state of cybersecurity.