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Senior Director and CISO

Articles and Comments By Tom Garrubba

Expert Commentary
Marriot Data Breach - Expert Weighs In
July 06 , 2022 by Tom Garrubba
“Threat actors continue to use proven social engineering techniques to gain access to systems, and...
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Russian Botnet Disrupted In International Cyber Operation – Expert Comments
June 20 , 2022 by Tom Garrubba
It is great to see that law enforcement is making progress towards taking down these large botnets a...
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Elon Musk Buys Twitter – Cyber Security Experts Reacted
April 26 , 2022 by Tom Garrubba
Twitter, along with other notable big tech platforms such as Facebook, YouTube, Pinterest, and Amazo...
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What Caused The Ransomware Attack On Toyota? Experts Insight
March 15 , 2022 by Tom Garrubba
As this is the second of Toyota’s suppliers to be targeted by threat actors, perhaps it’s time f...
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News Corp Journalists Emails Hacked, China Blamed
February 07 , 2022 by Tom Garrubba
Normally the Olympic seasons bring out the best in people. Sadly though, threat actors don’t sleep...
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Red Cross Hack Leaks Data Of 515,000 Vulnerable People
January 21 , 2022 by Tom Garrubba
Vulnerabilities at third party vendors continue to remain top of mind for businesses and threat acto...
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38.9M Health Records Stolen From Bangkok Hospital
January 11 , 2022 by Tom Garrubba
No one chooses a hospital based on an assumption that they practice good IT security hygiene; people...
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Ransomware Hits US Grain Supply Again – 5 Cyber Experts Comment
October 08 , 2021 by Tom Garrubba
Many infrastructure organizations turn a blind eye to these such cries for reasons ranging from anti...
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Senate Bill Requires Critical Infrastructure Organisations To Report Cyberattacks - Security Expert Comments
September 30 , 2021 by Tom Garrubba
I applaud and welcome the US Congress for taking such action, as cyber security threats against our...
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Deloitte Poll: C-suite Expects Ransomware Uptick But Orgs. Aren’t Trained – 5 Cyber Experts Respond
September 15 , 2021 by Tom Garrubba
Many executives still have the mindset that their company is most likely not on the radar for threat...
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100 Million User T-Mobile Breach? – Multiple Comments
August 17 , 2021 by Tom Garrubba
We are seeing these RaaS organizations becoming increasingly bold in their ransom efforts, and it ap...
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Fashion Retailer Guess Data Breach, Experts Insight
July 13 , 2021 by Tom Garrubba
It appears that Guess is taking the correct steps in dealing with this incident; however, I’m curi...
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Mercedes-Benz Data Breach - Expert Comments
June 28 , 2021 by Tom Garrubba
While it was reported by Mercedes-Benz that no MB system was directly compromised as a result of thi...
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Experts React: McDonald's Suffers Data Breach
June 14 , 2021 by Tom Garrubba
In the minds of threat actors, everyone is fair game. The onslaught of breaches and other vicious cy...
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NY City Law Dept Computer Systems Hacked & Shut Down – Experts Comment
June 09 , 2021 by Tom Garrubba
It is strongly advised that all government agencies, local, state, and federal, increase their dilig...
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Experts Insight: Ransomware Attack On Steamship Authority Of Massachusetts Ferry Service
June 03 , 2021 by Tom Garrubba
We are starting to see that everyone is fair game in the minds of threat actors – particularly whe...
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Russia Phishing Attack On USAID, Other Human Rights Groups
May 31 , 2021 by Tom Garrubba
These threat actors are masters at their craft and are using harder to detect methods of baiting use...
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Experts Responses on Verizon DBiR Findings
May 14 , 2021 by Tom Garrubba
This report continues to provide eye-opening details of the perilous world organizations must operat...
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~200K US Military Vets’ Medical Records Leaked by 3rd Pty – Cyber Experts' Perspectives
May 13 , 2021 by Tom Garrubba
The only explanation for having a database publicly exposed is due to poor application design and de...
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Experts Insight On US Pipeline Shut After Cyberattack
May 11 , 2021 by Tom Garrubba
Numerous agencies including CISA have been trumpeting warnings or ‘calls to action’ to update cr...
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Experts Comments on World Password Day
May 06 , 2021 by Tom Garrubba
Poor passwords continue to be one the easiest and most common vectors for a threat actor to access a...
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Experian Leaked Consumer Credit Scores – Expert Commentary
April 30 , 2021 by Tom Garrubba
If this isn’t an argument for more and better DevSecOps, then nothing is. The root cause of this i...
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Experts Reaction On Passwordstate Breached
April 27 , 2021 by Tom Garrubba
Attacks to payload distribution mechanisms are starting to become more commonplace despite the diffi...
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CISA: US Govt Agencies, CI Orgs. Hit Via Pulse Secure Vulns – CISO Comments
April 22 , 2021 by Tom Garrubba
Regardless of whether it is an application performing business processing, a piece of network or ser...
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Expert Insight: Arup's Data Breach
April 05 , 2021 by Tom Garrubba
Ransomware is quickly becoming the most common form of harmful “ware” attacks levied by threat a...
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mHealth App APIs Vulnerable To Attacks Exposing PII & PHI - Experts Insight
February 10 , 2021 by Tom Garrubba
While it is a best practice for a mainstream application’s code to move through a thorough secure...
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Hacker Breached Florida Treatment Plant To Poison The Water Supply
February 09 , 2021 by Tom Garrubba
With so much emphasis recently placed on hacks for the health care and financial services industry,...
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Expert Insight: Bykea Delivery Svc. Unencrypted Server Leaks 400 Million Customers’ Data
February 01 , 2021 by Tom Garrubba
It is hard to believe that with the ever-increasing threat of a cyber-attack, there would be such a...
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2020 Cybersecurity Landscape: 100+ Experts' Predictions
December 21 , 2019 by Tom Garrubba
We will see a rise in Chief Data Officer (CDO) roles within organizations and they will have the sam...
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Hundreds Of Dentist's Offices Hit With Ransomware Attacks, Due To Compromise Of Dental Data Security Service
August 30 , 2019 by Tom Garrubba
Dental offices that file claims, verify eligibility, or make digital treatment authorizations are op...
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Experts Dots On Breach Losses To Top $5 Trillion By 2024
August 29 , 2019 by Tom Garrubba
Every day, security professionals are waking up to more and increasingly savvy data perpetrators who...