Today’s columnist, Chris Hoff of ReversingLabs, says the SolarWinds attack has caused us to forget that most breaches are more like the Target hack, where a little-noticed HVAC system was exploited. Hoff says organizations have to start by improving visibility. JeepersMedia CreativeCommons Credit: CC BY 2.0

The acceleration of digital business and work-from-home policies has unleashed a new level of alert volume on security operations center (SOC) staff. As security teams strive to keep up with the changes, they face ongoing challenges in managing the business risks while facing significant technology, process, and staffing gaps. This continued growth in complexity presents an opportunity for sophisticated threat actors to engineer malware around existing gaps within enterprise infrastructure and apply deception and evasion tactics to ensure their attacks succeed.

Given these circumstances, organizations need to investigate potential gaps across the security ecosystem to determine where the high-priority risks are before establishing a defensive strategy. Only then can they visualize the entire attack and respond effectively. Here’s how they can identify those risks:

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