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Accellion Data Breach Highlights Third-Party Risk

Two mega-breaches caused by third parties earlier this year, following the SolarWinds supply chain hack created a growing tsunami of third-party risk for enterprises and government organizations. Security software provider Accellion also suffered a breach in their FTA tool which caused many of their clients to have their data exposed ... 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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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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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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Third-Party Risk Management: How to Get Your Vendors on Board

So you’ve finally stood up a proper third-party risk management (TPRM) program. You’ve got your vendors inventoried, their risks assessed and technologies selected to keep them on the straight and narrow. That was the easy part, believe it or not. Now, you’ve got to convince all your vendors (or any ... Read More
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Ransomware’s Brutal ‘Second Wave’

Winter is coming and ransomware is well underway with a brutal second wave. And while some may call this just a natural evolution, there is no doubt that attacks are picking up steam and shifting to a far more aggressive and brutal mode. With the confirmed death of a patient ... Read More
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How the Cloud Could Improve Vendor Access Management

At first, it may seem antithetical to consider deploying a vendor access management system in the cloud. After all, you are trying to provide access for third parties to internal systems, and whether it’s a VPN concentrator or a vendor privileged access management (VPAM) system, these devices typically sit inside ... Read More
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What to Expect When You’re Expecting … To Be Hacked

If you interview the IT and security staff of a company that has had a breach, very few of them would say they were expecting to get hacked. These “survivors” are often in a state of disbelief that it has happened to them and suffer from analysis paralysis when it ... Read More
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Is Cyber Insurance Worth It?

These days, having cyber insurance that covers a company for costs related to cyberattacks is an expected standard corporate practice. It is the last in the line of risk mitigation tools that lessens or defers your company’s cyber risk. And it’s an important one, as data breaches and other cyber ... Read More
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Bolstering Corporate Security Post-COVID-19

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In the new work-from-home reality, corporate security paradigms, and attitudes, must change The COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect the world in many ways, both health-wise and from a business standpoint. As we adjust to what is likely a new normal for many organizations with an increased number of remote workers, ... Read More
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