Incident & Breach Response , Managed Detection & Response (MDR) , Security Operations

SolarWinds Breach: 'The Scale, the Scope, the Subtlety'

Cybereason's Sam Curry Shares Insights on the Attack and Response
Sam Curry, CSO, Cybereason

In 2011, Sam Curry headed the response team for RSA’s then-landmark breach. Today, as CSO at Cybereason, he looks at the SolarWinds supply chain attack and sees similarities – but also is struck by “the scale, the scope, the subtlety” of the incident.

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“Doing hygiene is absolutely critical,” Curry says. “But you could have done your hygiene completely right in this case and still been hit.”

In this video interview with Information Security Media Group, Curry discusses:

  • The impact of and response to SolarWinds' breach;
  • The apparent sophistication behind the attack;
  • Lessons learned from his breach response experience at RSA.

Curry, CSO at Cybereason, previously served as chief technology and security officer at Arbor Networks. Prior to that role, he spent more than seven years at RSA (the security division of EMC) in a variety of senior management positions, including chief strategy officer and chief technologist and senior vice president of product management and product marketing. Curry has also held senior roles at Microstrategy, Computer Associates and McAfee.

About the Author

Tom Field

Tom Field

Senior Vice President, Editorial, ISMG

Field is responsible for all of ISMG's 28 global media properties and its team of journalists. He also helped to develop and lead ISMG's award-winning summit series that has brought together security practitioners and industry influencers from around the world, as well as ISMG's series of exclusive executive roundtables.

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