The Most Common Type of Breach In 2020…So Far.

August 4, 2020

In this episode of The Hacks, Tom and Chunga are talking about the most common type of breach so far this year.

Black Hat Virtual is underway and as part of SaltStacks coverage, we are taking a new look at a report we did at the end of last year called “The State of XOps”. When looking at infrastructure security, are things different than they were in 2019? The short answer is yes! Things are very different. The truth is, 2020 is considerably more dangerous. This year, Microsoft, Estee Lauder, T-Mobile and many additional organizations have all suffered security breaches caused by the same type of vulnerability. What is it?  Listen now to find out and click the link below to get your own copy of the State of Xops Report: Redux!

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The State of XOps: Redux

Recently, SaltStack published its first-ever XOps report: “The State of XOps Report, Q2 2020 – SecOps Teams Must Automate and Align.” The report contained findings that will have you shaking your head in knowing agreement regardless of whether you align with the security or the IT operations side of the house.This report focused on data gathered from a SaltStack-commissioned survey run by an independent market research firm asking a random sample of 130 verified InfoSec and IT leaders questions to essentially understand, “Why can’t SecOps teams simply secure IT?”

The reality is that all the things we think of as being traditional enterprise IT functions—development, security, networking, and cloud functions—must be integrated with IT operations if the business is going to be efficiently maintained, secure, and reliable. Software development is futile without an operations team to release and maintain code reliably in production. Security is a paper tiger without an IT operations team to remediate, patch, and enforce security recommendations.

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