Webinar: The SolarWinds Hack - What We Know, and What to Look for Next

MTUG Events

Thu., Mar. 18, 2021, 11:00am to Noon

Location: Online at MTUG Webex portal: http://mtug.webex.com

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In this session, industry experts Douglas Mauro of FirstLight and Frank Appunn of Infragard Maine Chapter, pull back the veil on the SolarWinds hack.

Douglas explains what happened in the SolarWinds "back door" attack, explore its extent, and get into the details of its methods. He'll discuss how so many entities became so vulnerable, and what the response has been thus far.

Frank explores which entities were targeted, and what we know about foreign influence in the attack. The presentation will then propose who may still be vulnerable to this and future attacks, and what prevention tactics enterprises can implement. Our speakers close with a broader discussion of the pivotal nature of this escalation of cyber threat, and how the industry can meet it.


Douglas Mauro

Senior Vice President of Monitoring Services for FirstLight Networks

Douglas Mauro joined FirstLight Networks through the recent acquisition of TruePath Technologies Inc., where he was the Founder and Senior Engineer for 16 years. With over 25 years of experience in Enterprise Data Centers, Douglas is an O’Reilly author of Amazon’s #1 selling network management book “Essential SNMP” (now in its second edition).

Frank Appunn, CISSP, PhD.

Professor, Thomas College, and Vice President of InfraGard Maine Chapter

Frank Appunn has created and ran companies in the security and systems management space. Currently, he focuses on teaching, especially preventing future threats and vulnerabilities. He also consults in the governance, risk, and compliance areas.

InfraGard is a partnership between the FBI and the private sector committed to creating a seamless public-private collaboration that expedites the timely exchange of information and learning opportunities relevant to the protection of critical infrastructure.

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(All presenter content is posted "as-is" and does not reflect the opinions of or any endorsement by MTUG, its board members, or constituents.)

[PDF] - The SolarWinds Hack Explained - Douglas Mauro, FirstLight

[PDF] - The SolarWinds Incident - Frank Appunn, InfraGard Maine / Thomas College