With almost the entire world’s focus on the pandemic this past year, hackers had it easy. Unlike in previous years, they didn’t really have to create unique malware variants – COVID-19 handed the bad guys options on a platter. Put another way, the events of last year revealed the ability of malicious actors to exploit significant changes occurring in our daily lives as new opportunities to launch attacks at an unprecedented scale.
SolarWinds was the standout security event last year that wasn’t about COVID – and it’s certainly not the last of its kind. Look at the recent attacks on Microsoft Exchange servers. Security teams need to take these lessons and focus more on working together – both the private and public sectors – creating partnerships and keying in on the available intelligence. It’s become an imperative.
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