Citizen Lab Senior Security Analyst Seth Hardy spoke at SecTor, Canada’s fifth annual IT security conference, held in Toronto from 17 to 19 October 2011. His session, titled What is an APT without a sensationalist name?, discussed targeted malware attacks against human rights organizations and the techniques (both social and technical) that they use to be successful.

Seth also discussed how this kind of targeted malware differs from those used for financial gain. He outlined the steps that organizations can take to defend themselves, even when they have very limited resources.

Click here to watch Seth’s presentation (wmv).