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BitSight CEO on Nation-State Attacks

BitSight CEO on Nation-State Attacks Shaun McConnon Says Security Preparedness Falls Short

BitSight CEO Shaun McConnon

The advanced and persistent nature of today's cyber-attacks, which are often waged by nation-states, is changing the way organizations address network security, says Shawn McConnon, CEO of BitSight, which specializes in business security preparedness.

These emerging attacks are now being waged against a much wider variety of hardware, including mobile devices, he explains in this exclusive Executive Session interview with Information Security Media Group. "There is no perimeter anymore," he says. "There are many more touch-points in a company today," which, in turn, has made it easier for hackers penetrate networks.

Hackers, especially nation-state actors, know that most organizations fail to adequately address risks posed to their networks by third parties, McConnon says. "Businesses today outsource everything ... and it's very hard to ensure security...(continued)

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