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Governments are finally warming to address cybersecurity challenges

By Jim Cook, ANZ Regional Director, Attivo Networks  Attacks against public and private sector assets reached a crescendo in 2021, and moves are now underway to stem the tide more permanently. Cybersecurity is on the government radar and addressing it has finally become a top priority. It has taken a lot – potentially even too many …

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Taking meaningful steps toward stronger security

By Tony Cole, CTO, Attivo Networks Cybersecurity experts know that attacks targeting government and critical infrastructure organizations are nothing new. Still, over the past two years, the effects of those attacks have begun to reverberate into the public consciousness. Incidents like the Colonial Pipeline hack and the attack on the Oldsmar, Fla., water treatment facility …

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3 Ways the Federal Government Is Using Technology to Advance Cybersecurity

By Todd Helfrich, Vice President of Federal, Attivo Networks Attivo Networks has joined hands with the federal government to implement cybersecurity technology. Learn how the government works closely with Attivo to advance cybersecurity. When it comes to cybersecurity, the federal government is putting out fires every day — and it can be exhausting. Like most …

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How councils can use deception to fight cybercrime

Many cybercriminals are opportunists and take the path of least resistance, aiming at targets that will enable them to make a quick profit with the least effort. … Unfortunately, local government authorities are often precisely the kind of target these criminals seek. Threat actors are well aware that local authorities have vast stores of valuable …

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The Cybersecurity 202: Kushner’s WhatsApp habit raises security concerns

“If you’re sitting in a sensitive position in government, you’re definitely a target,” Tony Cole, chief technology officer at Attivo Networks and a former FireEye, Symantec and McAfee executive, told me. “That’s why it’s critically important to stick to government systems. If you don’t, you’re putting everyone at risk.”

Deception technology: An approach that is beginning to gain traction

Data stolen in breaches years ago is still surfacing in financial crimes today, proving that getting over past breaches is hard to do. Simply doing more of the same won’t fix our current challenges.Just within the past six months, the secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has been replaced, the White House has eliminated the position of cybersecurity coordinator on the National Security Council, the top three cybersecurity officials at the FBI have departed, several large-scale public sector breaches have occurred – including the City of Atlanta – and the primary elections were off to a rocky start as states and counties grappled with insecure systems and voter distrust.

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Chief Deception Officer Carolyn Crandall to Present Alongside FBI Special Agent Jason Manar at FS-ISAC Annual Summit

Attivo Networks will present alongside the FBI at this year’s FS-ISAC Annual Summit, held May 20-23 in Boca Raton, Fla. This year’s event theme is Strength in Sharing and will focus on how to solve the challenges of the evolving threat landscape and support corporate strategies by leveraging advanced technologies and services that expand the cybersecurity perimeter.

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