In this episode, the Radio Free HPC team looks at Network Security in light of the recent series of breaches at places like Sony, Home Depot, and Target
Our special guest this week is Security Expert Linda Millis, who has a day job as Senior VP of Sol-Pass.
Reports surrounding the Sony data breach are missing a simple, critical concept. Because user credentials were misused, the Sony breach is similar to the dozens of other recent breaches, from Target to Home Depot to JP Morgan, says Linda S. Millis, a security analyst with government and civilian credentials. “Lost, stolen or sold credentials caused each breach. Servers respond to authorized credentials – even if they’re lost, stolen or sold. The servers aren’t being hacked – the credentials are misappropriated,” Millis says.
About Linda Millis:
Linda Millis has a career rich in cybersecurity analysis, including national and homeland security issues. Her expertise includes WMD threat assessment, intelligence analysis, program management, domestic preparedness for bioterrorism threats, tracking financial assets of terrorists and protecting critical infrastructure. At SolPass, Millis follows her personal interest and experience to connect the private sector and government organizations in the job of solving cybersecurity issues while protecting privacy and civil liberties. Originally trained as a Russian linguist, Linda had a distinguished public career. She served in the Office of the Director of National Intelligence and held senior positions at the National Security Agency (NSA), Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), and the White House, where she served on the staff of the President’s Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board and the Commission on the Roles and Capabilities of the Intelligence Community.
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