Midnight Blizzard Update, CISO Technical Skills, BEC + Automatic Attack Disruption

Blue Security

Mar 26 2024 • 30 mins

This episode covers updates on the Midnight Blizzard attack, the role of CISOs and their technical expertise, the need for international standards in cyber warfare, and defending against business email compromise.

Takeaways

-Microsoft provides an update on the Midnight Blizzard attack, revealing attempts to gain unauthorized access to internal systems.

-The technical expertise of CISOs is important, but they don't need to be deeply technical. Understanding the solutions, threats, and being able to explain them is crucial.

-Cyber warfare is a serious issue, and there is a need for international standards to define appropriate targets for attacks.

-Microsoft demonstrates how their ecosystem defends against business email compromise using automatic attack disruption.

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YouTube Video Link: https://youtu.be/SQGJT2qLLms⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠

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Documentation:

https://msrc.microsoft.com/blog/2024/03/update-on-microsoft-actions-following-attack-by-nation-state-actor-midnight-blizzard/

https://www.sec.gov/edgar/browse/?CIK=789019&owner=exclude

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GnEGWzfxU8c

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