Tony Howlett, Author at Security Boulevard

Accellion data breach highlights third party cyber risk

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Two mega-breaches caused by third parties have occurred over the last month, adding to the recent Solarwinds epic supply chain hack, to create a growing tsunami of third party risk for enterprises and government organizations. Security software provider Accellion suffered a breach in their FTA tool which caused many of ... Read More

The value of PAM integrations with a credential vault

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SecureLink’s mission is to make third-party remote access as comprehensive and powerful as possible. To achieve this, our product integrates with a number of other cybersecurity programs and applications to make our customer’s experience as secure and efficient as possible.  In this post, we’ll look at four Privileged Access Management ... Read More
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Water Plant Infrastructure Hackers Go Kinetic

The reported hack of a water processing plant in Oldsmar, Florida, has raised alarms about the security of critical infrastructure IT systems and their vulnerabilities. But for those more familiar with the security processes of these local systems, this is nothing new. Malicious hackers, particularly state-sponsored groups and cyberterrorists, have ... Read More
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Supply chain cyber-dangers for small government

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By now, everyone on the planet has probably heard about the massive supply chain breach that occurred when network management software from SolarWinds had malware inserted into a trusted software update. This attack has exposed over 18,000 of their customers who used the affected software, which includes Federal government agencies like ... Read More
Is it time for some threat hunting?

Is it time for some threat hunting?

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The discovery of the massive SolarWinds supply chain hack has many companies wondering if they were affected. Not using the affected SolarWinds software isn’t a guarantee, as a hack could come via an affected third-party vendor. More generally, many CIOs and CISOs are losing sleep over the larger implications: the thought that they might ... Read More
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Life after the SolarWinds supply chain attack

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By now, everyone on the planet has probably heard about the massive supply chain breach that occurred when network management software from SolarWinds had malware inserted into a trusted software update. This attack has exposed over 18,000 of their customers who used the affected software, many of them government agencies to potential ... Read More
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Is it Time for Some Threat Hunting?

The discovery of the massive SolarWinds supply chain hack has many companies wondering if they were affected. Not using the affected SolarWinds software isn’t a guarantee, as a hack could come via an affected third-party vendor. More generally, many CIOs and CISOs are losing sleep over the larger implications: the thought ... Read More
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Top 5 healthcare security and privacy events of 2020

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Here is a list of the top five information security and privacy events of 2020 that happened in the healthcare space, as rated by the Chief Information Security Officer the premier provider of Vendor Privileged Access Management (VPAM) software to the healthcare sector, along with lessons learned to apply in 2021 so ... Read More
Best of 2020: The SolarWinds supply chain hack: What you need to know

Best of 2020: The SolarWinds supply chain hack: What you need to know

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As we close out 2020, we at Security Boulevard wanted to highlight the five most popular articles of the year. Following is the first in our series of the Best of 2020. Just when you thought we had the last major hack of 2020 with the FireEye incident last week, ... Read More
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Best of 2020: The SolarWinds Supply Chain Hack: What You Need to Know

As we close out 2020, we at Security Boulevard wanted to highlight the five most popular articles of the year. Following is the first in our series of the Best of 2020. Just when you thought we had the last major hack of 2020 with the FireEye incident last week, ... Read More
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