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Sophos CEO Kris Hagerman’s 10 Boldest Remarks From Best Of Breed Virtual Winter 2021

Michael Novinson

From surging sales and profitability and securing the supply chain to combating complexity and doubling down on detection and response, here’s a look at 10 notable statements made by Sophos CEO Kris Hagerman.

Putting Supply Chain Front And Center

What this attack was all about was a supply chain attack. For the entities that were targeted, it looks like there were 18,000 that were exposed, but maybe only 200 to 300 whose networks were actually compromised.

But for those 200 to 300 organizations, it wasn’t specifically their own security estates that were used as the vector. It was the fact that they used other vendors, whether it was some cloud vendors or some IT systems management vendors, and the attackers came in through those doors.

So what it really says is that if you are a customer of any size or now any of the partners that serve those customers, you cannot think about your security only in the context of, ‘How well am I secured?’ You’ve got to go beyond that to say, ‘How well am I secured and how well am I securing everything that I connect to?’ I mean, it’s a daunting undertaking.

 
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