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Comments from Arbor - World Anti-Doping Agency data breach

September 2016 by Arbor Networks

Following the news that the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has suffered a data breach, please see below comments from Richard Brown, Director EMEA Channels & Alliances at Arbor Networks.

“This hack on the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) is the latest in a long line of cyber-attacks we have seen over the last year. The fact that multiple WADA databases have now been published online including login credentials of users for the Rio 2016, highlights why organisations need to invest more to proactively identify threats that are already inside their networks, identifying unusual activities and trends in traffic. With WADA blaming Russian hacking group Fancy Bear for the attack, it is clear that cyber espionage is the new normal.

“In today’s threat landscape it’s essential for any target that has data that maybe valuable to an attacker to have the ability to detect, validate and contain threats quickly – attackers will make it past perimeter defences, and we should expect this, what we need to do is stop them before they achieve their goals. This isn’t all about technology – although having the right tools helps – people and process are key.”

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