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Cybersecurity Careers Can Benefit From Diverse Skill-Sets

DICE Insights : 05/27/2021

Monti Knode, director of customer and partner success at Horizon3.ai, explained that while organizations want their security professionals to be practitioners deep in their industry, they also want them to be well-rounded and have outside interests. “Leaders must nurture and encourage outside passions and the curiosity to grow and learn,” he said. “When done right, you foster a dynamo where personal and professional interests feed one another.”

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Homeland Security Unveils New Cybersecurity Requirements for Pipeline Operators

Tech Republic: 05/27/2021

“Cybersecurity risk management can be particularly challenging for energy companies,” said Anthony Pillitiere, co-founder and CTO at Horizon3.AI. “With a primary objective of reducing outages, they often have to adopt an ‘if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it’ mentality where software/hardware component patches are not installed to avoid the possibility of service disruptions. Any new regulation to secure critical infrastructure is going to require funding to have any hope of implementation by an industry already under stress.”

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U.S. to Issue First Cybersecurity Regulations After Colonial Pipeline Ransomware Attack

Security Magazine: 05/26/2021

“Unless the federal government is appointing a new regulatory lead or new enforcement mechanisms, this regulation already exists, specifically for oil or gas refineries as defined within Cybersecurity Regulatory Framework for Covered Critical Infrastructure Act,” says Monti Knode, Director of Customer & Partner Success at Horizon3.AI, a continuous automated security assessment and validation company.

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DHS Directive Will Compel Pipeline Companies to Report Cyberattacks

Silicon Angle: 05/25/2021

Others were more skeptical. Monti Knode, director of customer & partner success at automated security assessment and validation startup Horizon3.AI Inc., argued that “unless the federal government is appointing a new regulatory lead or new enforcement mechanisms, this regulation already exists, specifically for oil or gas refineries as defined within Cybersecurity Regulatory Framework for Covered Critical Infrastructure Act.”

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Colonial Pipeline Attack Leads to New Pipeline Industry Regulations

Channel Futures: 05/25/2021

Monti Knode is director of customer and partner success at Horizon3.AI. “Unless the federal government is appointing a new regulatory lead or new enforcement mechanisms, this regulation already exists, specifically for oil or gas refineries as defined within Cybersecurity Regulatory Framework for Covered Critical Infrastructure Act,” he said. “Reporting is one aspect. And they may even be exempt from public disclosure.

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Big Tech and Government Agencies Collaborate To Put an End to Ransomware Payments

CPO Magazine: 05/11/2021

Anthony Pillitiere, Co-Founder and CTO at Horizon3.AI, sees this as a particularly important component as the ransomware market peaks and transitions to a “shovel seller’s” economy: “While I believe this is a great step, it’s a bit late in the game. Criminals are already seeing that the “don’t pay” message is starting to stick, as only 27% of victims are paying. As the money dries up, a new tactic of “breach-as-a-service” is growing in popularity. Criminals are taking a lesson from the gold rush – once the peak is hit, you can generate a longer term revenue stream from selling pickaxes to the laggards.

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#WorldPasswordDay: Five Tips to Make Passwords Secure AND Convenient

Infosecurity Magazine: 05/06/2021

Monti Knode, director of customer & partner success at Horizon3.AI, commented: “Attackers don’t hack in . . . they log in. Annual security reports illustrate this trend across industries, exploding this past year. In more than 500 pentest operations in the last six months, we’ve seen this as well, with weak or default credentials topping our top-10 findings lists for the second quarter in a row, averaging over 90 credentials exploited per operation.”

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Get Expert Advice During World Password Day 2021

VM Blog: 05/06/2021

Monti Knode, Director of Customer & Partner Success at Horizon3.AI “Attackers don’t hack in…they log in. Annual security reports illustrate this trend across industries, exploding this past year. In more than 500 pentest operations in the last six months, we’ve seen this as well, with weak or default credentials topping our top-10 findings lists for the second quarter in a row, averaging over 90 credentials exploited per operation. This topic is so top-of-mind in cybersecurity that it was the inspiration for our first Tech Talk webinar earlier this year.

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Best Practices During World Password Day

Security Magazine: 05/06/2021

Monti Knode, Director of Customer & Partner Success at Horizon3.AI: Attackers don’t hack in…they log in. Annual security reports illustrate this trend across industries, exploding this past year. In more than 500 pentest operations in the last six months, we’ve seen this as well, with weak or default credentials topping our top-10 findings lists for the second quarter in a row, averaging over 90 credentials exploited per operation. This topic is so top-of-mind in cybersecurity that it was the inspiration for our first Tech Talk webinar earlier this year.

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World Password Day: Experts Share Best Practices to Keep Data Protected

AIThority: 05/06/2021

Never Ignore The Importance and The Value of Password Variance and Length Monti Knode, Director of Customer & Partner Success at Horizon3.AI Attackers don’t hack in…they log in. Annual security reports illustrate this trend across industries, exploding this past year. In more than 500 pentest operations in the last six months, we’ve seen this as well, with weak or default credentials topping our top-10 findings lists for the second quarter in a row, averaging over 90 credentials exploited per operation.

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