The SolarWinds Breach and

It’s Lasting Implications


The SolarWinds Breach and
It's Lasting Implications

The SolarWinds breach and its effects have been unwinding, with new developments on almost a daily basis. This attack and the methods used have caused many to question how we approach cybersecurity defenses in modern enterprise environments. This event certainly will have major implications across IT operations, cybersecurity, IT audit and enterprise risk for some time to come. As leaders in risk management we need to be prepared to pivot our approach to assessing cyber risk in this dynamic environment.

Learning Objectives:

Please join us in this session as we will explore the following:

  • A detailed anatomy and breakdown of the SolarWinds breach
  • Highlights of some of the indicators of compromise
  • Detailed discussion about what makes this attack most unique
  • The long term risk management implications that this event predicates
  • Best practices and audit ideas to bring back to you organization in order to help detect and prevent similar occurrences in the future

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About the Presenter

Daniel Desko

Daniel Desko

Schneider Downs

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Dan leads the IT Audit, Security and Risk Advisory Services practice at Schneider Downs. He is responsible for managing and leading a team of IT audit, security and risk professionals with diverse experience and skill sets for a wide range of clients across multiple industries. Dan is also responsible for project delivery, management and overall quality control. He currently serves numerous public and privately held firms in various capacities, covering a wide range of IT platforms and systems. Prior to his career in audit and security, he worked in the technology departments of a Fortune 150 manufacturer and a Fortune 50 health care insurance provider.

Dan has experience providing internal audit co/outsourcing and security consulting services across various industries. Services he has provided include Sarbanes-Oxley 404 control design and testing, SSAE 18 (SOC 1), (SOC 2 & 3 including SOC 2+) control design/testing/report development, vendor risk management consulting (SIG, AUP and VRMMM), general computer control development and testing, IT risk assessment/analysis, information security program development, network security assessments, internal and external network penetration assessments, information systems general control reviews, information security and privacy assessments (GLBA, HIPAA, ISO 27001, FFIEC Cybersecurity, CMMC, GDPR and NIST), PCI-DSS compliance services, data analysis, business continuity and disaster recovery plan development and testing.

Dan is a seasoned and recognized presenter, speaker and trainer on IT audit, risk, cybersecurity and other emerging technology risk topics. He has presented at numerous local and national ISACA and IIA conferences, and has significant experience in providing IT audit, risk and cybersecurity updates to Boards and Audit Committees.

Dan is also very active in professional associations and the community. He serves as outgoing president of the Pittsburgh Chapter of ISACA, is a member of the Institute of Internal Audit (IIA), and a committee member of the Shared Assessments Group for the AUP Committee.

Dan received a B.S.B.A. in Information Technology from Duquesne University and a MBA in Information Technology and Finance from the University of Pittsburgh.

Since 1956, Schneider Downs & Co., Inc. has been providing accounting, tax and business advisory services through innovative thought leaders who deliver their expertise to meet the individual needs of each client.

At Schneider Downs, we’re proud that we’ve built a client list of powerful Fortune 500 companies, well-established regional businesses, not-for-profits and exciting start-ups. But we are even prouder that we have never lost focus on what is really important: the personal connections we make with every one of our clients. We provide them national and international-level expertise, while volunteering in the neighborhoods they live in. We know what matters to their businesses, and we care deeply about what happens in their lives. Big Thinking. Personal Focus. This is what has made us who we are today, and this is what will guide our purpose and actions in the future.

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