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February 1, 2021

The cloud divide: Risks and rewards for companies that moved pre-pandemic

Cloud enabled a lot of organizations to shift fast, accommodating the new business requirements that emerged with the pandemic. But where did security fit into the equation? SC Media spoke to Vikram Kunchala of Deloitte to find out.

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January 29, 2021

As SolarWinds spooks tech firms into rechecking code, some won’t like what they find

If more attacks are uncovered, end-user organizations must apply lessons learned from SolarWinds and take decisive action.

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January 29, 2021

Does SolarWinds change the rules in offensive cyber? Experts say no, but offer alternatives

While tempting, most experts agree that hack-back strategies are a bad idea for companies. But there are tactics that can help deter nation-state actors and limit their ability to penetrate networks.

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January 28, 2021

‘Don’t take Tom Bossert’s word on Trinity Cyber’: startup snags big-name board additions

The analyst from FireEye that discovered the SolarWinds attack and the co-founder of Tenable will join the advisory board of Trinity Cyber – contributing expertise to the company that counts former homeland security adviser Tom Bossert among its top executives.

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January 27, 2021

Even dead employees pose a security risk when their accounts are still active

Ransomware attackers compromised deceased employee's account to access a domain admin account. The incident is a sad reminder of some cyber hygiene standards too often overlooked.

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January 26, 2021

The cyber ‘journeymen’: Apprentices may be the solution to the skills gap

Aspiring infosec professionals have the opportunity to hone their craft as companies develop talent from within, potentially with government funding, and chip away at the diversity problem.

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January 26, 2021

Google discloses spearphishing targeting security researchers

Depending on how widespread the compromises were, it could potentially taint some research and defensive strategies that threat intelligence firms share with businesses and other organizations.

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January 25, 2021

Speed of White House cyber appointments should make CISOs ‘a bit more confident’

The appointments and presumed future appointments draw heavily from people with public sector experience, a move that some praise and others criticize as a failure to consider private sector expertise.

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January 25, 2021

Does cybersecurity need its own Fauci?

SC Media spoke to Ron Gula, former NSA hacker and cybersecurity investor through Gula Tech Adventures, who has advised Congress and the White House, about what President Joe Biden's first 100 days in office should look like from a cyber perspective.

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