Protect against supply chain attacks
Expel-validated security alerts and guided investigative actions
What does “supply chain” mean to your org? It could be any third-party provider that you interact with including cloud, software, or service providers – and it may be vulnerable and you don’t know it. When data and systems are compromised by attackers using connected applications or services owned or used by external partners — that’s a supply chain, third-party or value-chain attack.
Software supply chain attacks are becoming increasingly common: like SolarWinds Orion.
For an attacker, supply chain attacks are alluring because it allows them to use supplier trust to start attacks and if the same supplier is used by multiple businesses, all those businesses can also become a target, increasing the number of victims exponentially.
Yep, they’re crafty devils.
How do supply chain attackers get in? As you’d expect, it’s the usual suspects: phishing emails, USB drives, stolen certificates, injecting code into firmware components, etc.
How Expel spots supply chain attacks
We plug-in your existing tech to give you centralized visibility into all of your security alerts, providing real-time visibility into investigation and response, remediation and reporting. So no matter where the supply chain attack originates, we’ve got your back.
How we protect you from supply chain attacks.
Attackers use familiar tactics to initiate supply chain attacks, however they may be targeting third-parties. We have expertise in understanding all these tactics as they overlap with other threat types like ransomware.
We triage alerts, give answers and offer remediation actions. Plus, you can see every step of each alert investigation in real time in the Expel Workbench™ dashboard. We also provide resilience recommendations, so you can take actions to assess your third-party risk and improve your security posture.
It was a few hours before the start of a holiday weekend, and attackers decided to strike. What type of attack? You guessed it – ransomware.
What do you do when you can’t trust the internet? Supply chain attacks like the SolarWinds Orion breach are not new. Here are some things you can do to help prepare and guard against similar attacks.
Here are some of our early observations on the SolarWinds Orion breach, plus our ideas on what to do next to detect related activity and better protect your org.