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Business Security Weekly Episode #240 – Protecting Identity Services

Tony Cole, CTO, Attivo Networks, joined hosts of the Business Security Weekly podcast, Ben Carr, CISO at Qualys, Jason Albuquerque, COO at Envision Technologies, and Matt Alderman, Executive Director at CyberRisk Alliance, to discuss protecting identity services. Identity Services such as Active Directory is an area that is almost always utilized by the attacker after …

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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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7 Powerful Cybersecurity Skills the Energy Sector Needs Most

While the debate rages on over an infrastructure bill aiming to shore up aging, ailing, and unsecured infrastructure, utility companies are looking for ways to stop the hemorrhaging now. Breaches like the Colonial Pipeline clearly demonstrate how cyberattacks are having widespread and real-world impacts on the industry.  “Even with significant funding, it will be a …

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The New Normal: Exploding epidemic of ransomware attacks

News 12‘s Elizabeth Hashagen was joined by Tony Cole, CTO Attivo Networks, and Sean Joyce to talk about the exploding epidemic of ransomware attacks. Tomorrow, President Joe Biden is meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Biden is expected to raise concerns over a series of ransomware attacks and other cybersecurity concerns with Putin. Ransomware attacks …

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Updated: Fujifilm ransomware attack forces network shutdown

Japanese conglomerate Fujifilm has confirmed it was hit by a ransomware attack that forced it to shut down all of its network and servers. In a statement published Friday, Fujifilm said the cyberattack was limited to a “specific network in Japan”. It first became aware of the unauthorised access late evening on 1 June 2021. It then …

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Gula Tech Adventures – Episode 23 – Tony Cole – Cyberdeception

Ron and Cyndi Gula interview Tony Cole, CTO at Attivo Networks, and speak about the use of cyber deception to thwart and frustrate hackers. We also speak about the cyber industry, Tony’s career in cybersecurity and some great works of science fiction influencing the industry. Transcript: Tony Cole: [00:19:30] Th-that’s a great point you’re making …

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Cybersecurity Execs Weigh In On Biden Executive Order

U.S. President Biden late Wednesday signed a long-awaited executive order intended to improve the country’s cybersecurity and protect federal networks. The move follows some of the worst attacks against U.S. networks and critical infrastructure including SolarWinds, the Microsoft Exchange hack, and, most recently, the ransomware attack against Colonial Pipeline that took down the country’s largest fuel line. Biden’s directive requires …

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Tech Sector Likes Cyber Order’s Enterprise-Wide View, Cloud Push

Tech-sector reaction to the White House’s sweeping cybersecurity executive order issued May 12 came in largely positive today, with security technology makers particularly applauding the urgency of the administration’s plans, the enterprise-wide view that the order takes for improving security, and its actions to hasten the movement of Federal agencies to cloud services. Quick Cuts Elsewhere around …

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What Texas Power Outages Can Teach Us About Securing the Electric Grid

By Tony Cole, CTO, Attivo Networks Uncharacteristic winter weather recently sent the Texas power grid into overdrive, resulting in mass outages. Unfortunately, inclement weather isn’t the only threat facing utility companies: Cyber threats have the potential to impact the power grid in a similarly serious manner. The pandemic has compounded existing risks, driving utilities’ digital transformation …

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Russian infosec firm Positive Technologies trying to stay positive after US sanctions

Positive Technologies has hit back at the US government’s “groundless accusations” that it helped the Russian state carry out cyber attacks against the West – by highlighting how “government agencies of different countries” use its products. Yesterday the US Treasury declared that Positive was selling weaponised infosec tech to the Russian government and ran recruiting events for …

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