Announcing the Certified APT Nerd (CAPTN) Credential

I am pleased to announce the new Certified Advanced Persistent Threat Nerd (CAPTN) credential. This certification program is designed for information security professionals looking to demonstrate their proficiency in APT topics.

Only individuals who meet the following prerequisites qualify for the prestigious CAPTN designation. The person must:

  1. Feel a moderate level of discomfort when hearing the term APT used in marketing literature
  2. Have a strong opinion regarding APT being a who or a what
  3. Have read both 2010 and 2011 Mandiant M-Trend reports the day they were released
  4. Know Richard Bejtlich’s APT characterization by heart
  5. Have written a poem, literary essay or fictional short story on the topic of APT

In addition to meeting the criteria above, the candidate must also pass the rigorous 5-question CAPTN exam.

Do you have what it takes to be a CAPTN? Good luck!

Lenny Zeltser

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Lenny Zeltser develops products and programs that use security to achieve business results. He is the CISO at Axonius and Faculty Fellow at SANS Institute. Lenny has been leading efforts to establish resilient security practices and solve hard security problems for over two decades. A respected author and practitioner, he has been advancing tradecraft and contributing to the community. His insights build upon real-world experience, a Computer Science degree from the University of Pennsylvania, and an MBA degree from MIT Sloan.

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