Joe Vigorito


 

Recent Posts

Active Exploitation of Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Exchange Server + Mitigation Guidance (CodeName: Hafnium)

Posted on March 11, 2021 by Joe Vigorito

Current Status of Hafnium

Coming on the heels of the still evolving SolarWinds data breach, it is now verified that four previously unknown or "zero-day" vulnerabilities in Microsoft Exchange Server are being used in widespread attacks against thousands of organizations, with many more potentially affected, according to security researchers.

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Healthcare and Public Health Sector - Shields Up Against Ransomware!

Posted on November 2, 2020 by Joe Vigorito

The Healthcare sector (often known as Healthcare and Public Health, or HPH) is currently under an all-out cyber-attack, again focused on hospitals and ransomware gangs of cybercriminals.

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Eight Actions CISOs Should Take Right Now

Posted on September 1, 2020 by Joe Vigorito

In my previous blog post, I promised more guidance on the next steps to consider taking now, while the pandemic is still upon us. Here are eight actions CISOs should consider taking.

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The CISO's Perspective: Eight Lessons Learned From COVID-19

Posted on July 14, 2020 by Joe Vigorito

Given the already-expanded attack surface, in my estimation it is never too early to look at lessons learned from the pandemic—and there certainly isn’t a shortage of teachable moments, right from the top down. Here are eight lessons for Directors of Security and CISOs whose organizations and livelihoods have been imperiled by the pandemic.

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The CISO’s Perspective on COVID-19

Posted on June 11, 2020 by Joe Vigorito

There is an old saying: “Make your first crisis not be a real one.” Never has that been more apropos than during the past few months, with the COVID-19 (coronavirus) lockdown and shelter-in-place restrictions that most Americans have lived under. Now, we have lived in crisis situations before, and COVID-19 is not going to be our last or only pandemic, but it has been unique because of its universal impact, with almost no one spared; its duration; and the tidal wave of change it has brought about in the way we conduct work, socialize, access information, participate in the political process, and protect ourselves both physically and virtually.

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Under Armour, Hudson Bay, and Panera: 10 Lessons Learned from their Data Breaches

Posted on April 9, 2018 by Joe Vigorito

It has been a tough couple of weeks for the retail and restaurant industries. Under Armour, Panera, and Hudson Bay all came forward to announce major breaches of data entrusted to them. 

What can we learn from this continuing cavalcade of data breaches that we are becoming more and more inured to as time goes on? Let's take a closer look.

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