Recently, it was reported that a nation-state threat-actor managed to infiltrate a large number of organizations—including multiple US government agencies. They did this by distributing backdoor software, dubbed SunBurst, by compromising SolarWind’s Orion IT monitoring and management software update system. Based on SolarWind’s data, 33,000 organizations use Orion’s software, and 18,000 were directly impacted by this malicious update. As more and more details have become available, it has become clear that this is one of the most evasive and significant cyberattacks to date.
This event reemphasizes the need for best practices when it comes to maintaining software and systems. Here are three essential security best practices every organization should adopt:
- Utilize advanced email protection and filtering to weed out malware, Ransomware, phishing and spoofing attempts.
- Advanced Endpoint Detection and Response technology is now an essential component of any security strategy. Deploying an endpoint security solution would have prevented malware from executing.
- Network segmentation is another critical security strategy required to protect today’s advanced networks.
- Utilize an experienced partner like Global CTI to manage your network and advanced persistent threat protection.
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