Weekly Security Sprint EP 15. A few of our favorite things: insiders, ransomware, hurricanes! Plus FB-ISAO turns 5, Space as Critical Infrastructure and Quick Hits!

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In this week’s Security Sprint, Dave and Andy talked about the following topics:

Insiders, hostile events, and data loss:


  • Major cybersecurity flaws led to Suffolk County ransomware attack
    • “There were plenty of things we could’ve been doing…If we had a Chief Information Security Officer in place with security authority then that could’ve changed the outcome.“- Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone.
    • The report “described in great detail the eight months that the criminal actors spent in the Clerk’s office installing bitcoin mining software, creating fake accounts…”
    • “the County was able to maintain its backup data and didn’t pay any ransom. Now, more than 95 percent of county services are back online.”
  • As discussed during the podcast, there are lots of links below, some of what we shared just this last week, to show how much there is.

Hurricane Season 2023!

Space as Critical Infrastructure:


So Much More Ransomware:

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  • The Security Sprint is our weekly rundown of the week’s notable all-hazards security news, risks and threats and some of the key focus areas for organizations to consider behind the headlines. Gate 15 team members discuss physical security, cybersecurity, natural hazards, health threats and other issues across our environment. 
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