It’s Not Personal, It’s a Cyber Attack

It’s Not Personal, It’s a Cyber Attack


Security breaches happen so often, it can be difficult to find something new to say about them. That’s why we don’t go out of our way to comment on every incident that makes it into the headlines. But sometimes—because of the methods used, or the organizations affected—a breach brings up a point that’s worth making.

The recent FireEye and SolarWinds breaches are notable because they were aimed at companies within the cybersecurity industry itself. But even more importantly, the breaches have paved the way for thousands of follow-up attacks on FireEye and SolarWinds customers, some of which are already coming to light. These incidents serve as a reminder that no organization is safe from sophisticated attacks, including companies who might think they’re too low-profile to be singled out by an “advanced persistent threat” group.

The reality is that threat actors don’t need to choose your organization in advance—or even know that it exists—in order to attack it successfully. Automated attack tools allow hackers to crawl networks, find vulnerable assets, and exploit the vulnerabilities without lifting a finger. Thousands of FireEye and SolarWinds customers are facing that reality now, and wondering how badly their networks have been compromised.

It’s time to move on from firewalls

Companies have to understand the assault on them is automated, robotic and relentless. Threat actors are targeting everyone and anyone they can access. No matter how much time and money organizations spend patching and updating their firewall software, the attacks will always find a way through.

For military, intelligence, and critical infrastructure organizations, the risks are especially high. Security breaches in these sectors can jeopardize national security and put lives in danger. That’s why US military and intelligence customers rely on Owl’s cross domain solutions (CDS) for secure, hardware-enforced data transfer that goes far beyond what a firewall can provide. And it’s why Owl is unveiling two major cybersecurity innovations that will deliver the same level of protection for critical infrastructure operators.

By providing government tested and accredited CDS technology for critical infrastructure, and introducing an industry changing suite of embedded cybersecurity solutions, Owl is making it possible for organizations to protect their networks and devices in the face of continuous, automated attacks. To learn more about how Owl’s hardware-enforced security solutions can help your organization, contact us for a consultation today.

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