October 4, 2022
In the commercial world, companies do competitive evaluations. In fact, after hundreds of appearances on live television, I can confirm that each station has the other stations on screens around the office.
Well, why not look at the dark web and learn what the malicious actors are discussing? After all, “Know thy enemy and know yourself; in a hundred battles, you will never be defeated” is a well-known quote from Sun Tzu.
Joel Bagnal from SpyCloud has credentials that are above reproach, graduating from West Point and having served at the highest levels in the federal government. During the interview, he talks about fraud prevention, account takeovers, and much more.
The Identity Exposure Report from SpyCloud provides some stunning numbers. It talks about a 64% password reuse rate, and 687 million records with Personal Identifiable Information being available in dark areas of the Internet.
One of the trending phrases in software development is “shift left.” This is a general term that
suggests software development processes should include security measures from
the jump, not after a system undergoes testing procedures.
In a similar vein, Joe Bagnal says that if a system administrator has advanced knowledge of a system attack, then appropriate precautions can be taken.
The discussion includes insight into threats from operational technology and brings to light some thoughts on advances in identity access management.
If you enjoyed this article, you may want to listen to episode #23 Protecting Apps Across Software as a Service Platform.
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