Latest headlines: Paul Konikowski on the motivations behind the colonial pipeline attack, Gary Kayye on Sony’s AV Tech Expo and more
August 6, 2021 | Volume: 7 | Issue: 15
Another month, another column from Paul Konikowski on cybersecurity in AV. Last time, he talked about the Colonial Pipeline hack. This is a follow-up to that article! This time, instead of talking about the attack itself, Paul talks about the motivations behind it. Here’s a hint: Most cyberattacks are about the thing that makes the world go round — MONEY. Check it out.
Next up, Gary Kayye writes about Sony’s AV Tech Expo, one of the first in-person events rAVe attended this year! If you’re excited about the in-person shows this year, you won’t want to miss this article + the video tour.
Alright, that’s all from me. Have a great weekend; stay safe! Stream “Sour” by Olivia Rodrigo for clear skin and good tidings. Bye!
The Colonial Pipeline ransomware attack in May of 2021 caused many gas shortages. It also resulted in an Executive Order from the Biden administration to “improve the nation’s cybersecurity and protect federal government networks.” The EO press release noted, “public and private sector entities increasingly face sophisticated malicious cyber activity from both nation-state actors and cyber criminals.” But what motivates these attackers?
I took my third business trip post-vaccination today and headed up to New York City for Sony’s first-ever AV Tech Expo at its 25 Madison Ave. location. I’d say it was worth the masking, walking and mouth-sweating (inside the mask).