By Jesse Wilson, CISSP, Sr. Security Engineer -- Two weeks have passed since the discovery of Sunburst (https://us-cert.cisa.gov/ncas/alerts/aa20-352a), an exploit so vast it likely will become the biggest breach in history – at least to date. Government agencies and private businesses alike are scrambling to detect indicators of compromise (IOCs), install patches and implement damage control measures. (https://cyber.dhs.gov/ed/21-01/)   This event has turned the industry on its head. It is painfully clear we must work together in collaboration on the information superhighway to protect and defend each other as best we can. We can no longer merely suggest that security be integrated into the lifecycle of the business; we must demand it. Further, we must take the time to fully understand what is going on with the ones and zeros on our networks. I recently had a conversation with a customer who couldn't understand why they were targeted in a ransomware attack. The simple fact is we are all targets any time we connect our networks to the internet. We are always being scanned by someone or something. If you doubt this, go check your firewall logs -- I am confident you will see port scans, probes and exploits. Hopefully,…

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First, let us extend our most heartfelt wishes that you and those closest to you have been spared illness or financial hardship as a result of coronavirus. As a Pacific Northwest-based company with deep roots in Oregon and Washington state, this community and its collective health means everything to us. Second, we are keenly aware…

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