Sony Pictures Breach: 10 Lessons For Business Owners And VARs

Sony Pictures Breach Offers Up Many Standard Lessons

Sony Pictures Entertainment is still reeling from a data breach of its systems Nov. 24. The attackers struck the company's corporate network and maintained persistence for a long period of time and security experts tell IT Best of Breed that the volume of leaked data suggests that they gained unfettered access to the company's sensitive database servers. Sony reportedly brought in Mandiant, the digital forensics arm of security vendor FireEye to investigate the extent of the incident. A group calling itself "Guardians of Peace," have claimed responsibility for the attack. While details of the breach are scarce, there are important lessons that solution providers can take away from the breach. IT Best of Breed pulled together 10 critical areas that solution providers can address when assisting clients in bolstering their security posture.