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Solarwinds - Cyber attack of the decade


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About this session

So much remains unknown about what is now being called the Sunburst hack, the cyberattack against U.S. government agencies and corporations. U.S. officials widely believe that Russian state-sponsored hackers are responsible. The attack gave the perpetrators access to numerous key American business and government organizations. The immediate effects will be difficult to judge, and complete accounting of the damage is unlikely. However, the nature of the affected organizations alone makes it clear that this is perhaps the most consequential cyberattack against the U.S. to date. The SolarWinds breach is a case study in how attackers can subvert a widely used piece of software to turn it to their advantage. In this discussion, we aim to cover how it happened, how the perpetrators did it, and what can be done to prevent incidents like this from happening again.

Agenda for the session:
  • Understanding the Sunburst hack, a cyber-attack against the US government.
  • How did it happen?
  • How did the perpetrators manage to get access?
  • What can be done to prevent such cyber-attacks?

About the Speaker

Mr. Aniket Amdekar

CISSP, CISM, ex-Symantec, Akamai,Microsoft


"Aniket Amdekar is an accomplished security professional with more than a decade of experience defending attacks against networks and websites. He has 13 years of distinguished experience in the field of Cyber Security known for his depth of the subject. He has defended many DDoS attacks. Aniket has been a keynote speaker for many cyber-security conferences. CISSP, CISM certifications are just a couple of few feathers to name for Aniket's hat."

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