Solarwinds Hack Timeline

A Timeline of the Solarwinds Hack: What We’ve Learned

Thursday, January 28, 2021

The SolarWinds hack was a major security breach that affected over 3,000 SolarWinds customers, including major corporations like Cisco, Intel, Cox Communications, and Belkin. Also impacted were multiple US states and government agencies including the US Department of State and the US Department of Homeland Security. The attack, dubbed SUNBURST, involved inserting malicious code into SolarWinds’s Orion Platform software. This …

communicating with customers about a security breach

Communicating with Customers in the Event of a Breach

Thursday, October 15, 2020

There are three phases of defending against cyber attacks: putting in place sufficient protections and robust authentication mechanisms to try and prevent attacks; appropriately defending against an active attack once it is discovered, and communicating accurately and effectively to customers and shareholders: What happened Why it happened What it means Let’s examine a major retailer’s …

web app security

The Cyberthief’s New Best Friend: Web Apps

Thursday, September 03, 2020

Web apps are now one of the top favorites—if not the absolute favorite—means of attack by cyberthieves, based on the latest Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report, which examined 41,686 security incidents, including 2,013 confirmed data breaches. The data came from 73 sources of data accessed by the carrier, only seven of which were internal to …