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Co-Founder and Lead Software Engineer Reliable Energy Analytics LLC

Inventor of patent 11,374,961: METHODS FOR VERIFICATION OF SOFTWARE OBJECT AUTHENTICITY AND INTEGRITY and the Software Assurance Guardian™ (SAG ™) Point Man™ (SAG-PM™) software and SAGScore™...

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No surprises here. I would anticipate an uptick in activities now that tensions are running higher with the Ukraine situation. The research points to “multiple instances” where CSPs [Cloud Service Providers] were compromised, giving the attackers privileged access and credentials that then allowed the compromise of the downstream customers. In one case evidence was found suggesting the attackers used a session token stolen by a third party to target an unidentified Microsoft 365 environment.

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Bob Meinetz on Dec 6, 2021

After a cloud-based web presence I had developed for a company inexplicably and irretrievably disappeared one day, I've avoided cloud service providers - hard lesson, learned:

"We're going to take all of your company's intellectual property, your personal employees' data, and your clients' personal and financial data, and put it on a server somewhere. We don't know exactly where, and we're not even positive the company who's doing it for us knows, either. But you should have full confidence that someone, somewhere, will diligently guard access to it, with only your best interests in mind."

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