The SolarWinds attack was stunning in its scope and scale. If it were an earthquake, it would be 9.9 on the Richter scale. As digital transformation accelerates in 2021 and beyond—and applications accelerate as central enablers of business and all manner of digital life—cyberattacks have become technology’s natural disasters. Both have the power for profound devastation, threaten our sense of safety, and are (sadly) the reality of our world today.
There is, however, one notable difference between a natural disaster and cybercrime. It is within our control to reduce the devastating impact of cybercrime. We can learn from the weaknesses the SolarWinds attack exposed and use this event as a catalyst for behaviour changes that will materially reduce the impact of future attacks. We cannot prevent cybercrime. But unlike natural disasters—we can mitigate more outcomes by changing our ways of working.
Our natural environment and enterprise applications are both essential for humans to thrive—and both are constantly at risk.
The SolarWinds supply chain attack was a cybersecurity “triple disaster”—a sophisticated nation-state attack, and exposure of an entire digital supply chain that struck during pandemic – a time when we are heavily reliant on digital supply chains. As of late December, SolarWinds stated that its customers Click here to read entire article
Source:: IT News Africa