Colonial Pipeline Disrupted By Single Password | Avast

Colonial Pipeline CEO Joseph Blount told a U.S. Senate committee that the ransomware attack that disrupted fuel distribution to the majority of the eastern United States was caused by attackers stealing a single password that protected the enterprise’s VPN. “In the case of this particular legacy VPN, it only had single-factor authentication,” Blount informed the panel, convened this week in order to examine the attack and other similar threats to U.S. infrastructure. 

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The Executive Order – Improving the Nation’s Cyber Security

On May 12, the President signed the executive order (EO) on Improving the Nation’s Cybersecurity. As with every executive order, it establishes timelines for compliance and specific requirements of executive branch agencies to provide specific plans to meet the stated objectives. It is clear from the EO that the Executive Office of the President is […]

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