AS 2020 CLOSED OUT, MORE APPLICATIONS HAD SERIOUS VULNERABILITIES AND ATTACK LIKELIHOOD REMAINED ELEVATED

As we look back on 2020, I think we all would agree that it was a year like no other. What we now know is that for many of the same months we were working from home and experiencing myriad other disruptions in our lives, state-sponsored cyber criminals were moving laterally within the SolarWinds network, altering that company’s software in such a way that they likely had advanced access to more than 18,000 networks that use the company’s IT management suite—including multiple U.S. federal government agencies that handle top-secret information.

*** This is a Security Bloggers Network syndicated blog from AppSec Observer authored by Katharine Watson, Data Analytics. Read the original post at: https://www.contrastsecurity.com/security-influencers/as-2020-closed-out-more-applications-had-serious-vulnerabilities-and-attack-likelihood-remained-elevated