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

Lenny Zeltser is a seasoned business and tech leader with extensive cybersecurity experience. He builds innovative endpoint defense solutions as VP of Products at Minerva Labs. Beforehand, he was responsible for security product management at NCR Corp. Lenny also trains incident response and digital forensics professionals at SANS Institute. An engaging presenter, he speaks at industry events, writes articles and has co-authored books. Lenny has earned the prestigious GIAC Security Expert designation, has an MBA from MIT Sloan and a Computer Science degree from the University of Pennsylvania.

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