What The Solar Winds Hack Can Teach Us About Cybersecurity

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Recently in cybersecurity news, there was a massive hacking attack that targeted the tech firm SolarWinds. In turn, the hackers got access to all sorts of sensitive material and were able to target the firm’s clients. These include many Fortune 500 companies as well as government agencies like the US Treasury, State Department and Homeland Security. Yikes. So what kind of cyber sorcery did the hackers use to hit this tech firm? According to Business Insider, they might have accessed SolarWinds’ network with the password… “solarwinds123.”

So one newbie-level mistake, the equivalent of using “password” as your password, may have resulted in what Wired calls the biggest espionage hack on record. So this should serve as a reminder for everyone to take cybersecurity seriously. While foreign state cyber operatives might not target the average Virtual Assistant-hiring SMEs and startups, it still pays to prioritize security. Here are some tips to bolster your digital defenses and prevent any possible disruptions and headaches down the line: (more…)

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