Krebs: Enterprises Should Master Basic Cybersecurity Techniques in the Wake of the SolarWinds Hack and Other Top Infosec News for 1/21/21
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The former government executive who for four years led the nation’s cybersecurity efforts wants corporate America to know that a reckoning is at hand when it comes to the nuts and bolts of cybersecurity in the wake of the SolarWinds hack. Chris Krebs, the director of DHS’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), jumped to the private sector after Donald Trump unceremoniously ousted him from his perch because Krebs defended the integrity of the 2020 presidential election.
Speaking at the SANS Institute’s Cyber Threat Intelligence Summit this morning, Krebs, who is now working with SolarWinds on their response to the hack of the company’s management software, said, “We really need to ge…