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10 Things IT Solution Providers Must Do To Avoid Becoming The Next Wipro

From triaging and threat hunting to behavioral analytics and breach simulation exercises, here's a look at 10 technology- and intelligence-based safeguards the channel should adopt to defend against nation-state hackers.

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Fending Off Nation-State Threats

Following the 2018 indictment of Chinese nationals Zhu Hua and Zhang Shilong for allegedly targeting and compromising MSPs and other IT firms, solution providers have become more serious about putting technology and intelligence-based safeguards in place to defend against foreign-government-sponsored hackers.

Any doubt that the channel risk is real was put to bed Tuesday when IT outsourcing giant Wipro confirmed a report that "a few" of its employee accounts had been breached by an advanced phishing attack. The admission came less than a day after KrebsOnSecurity reported that Wipro had fallen prey to a multi-month intrusion from an "assumed state-sponsored attacker."

After being hacked, Wipro's systems were used for attacks targeting at least a dozen of the IT outsourcing giant's customers, according to the KrebsOnSecurity report. Wipro said that breached employee accounts have been isolated, and the "handful" of Wipro customers found to be at risk have been notified.

From triaging and threat hunting to behavioral analytics and breach simulation exercises, here's a look at 10 things IT solution providers need to do avoid suffering the same fate as Wipro.

 
 
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