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


About the Author

I design security solutions and shepherd them to a sustainable state. I used to be hands-on in many areas of cybersecurity and IT. Now I focus on strategy and leadership, treating security as an enabler that helps people and companies achieve their goals. As the CISO of Axonius, I lead the security program to earn customers' trust and fuel the company's growth. Earlier, I built security products and services. I'm also a Faculty Fellow at SANS Institute, where I help professionals develop malware analysis skills.

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