As you have no doubt heard, LastPass has suffered yet another breach which makes at least 3 separate incidents this year alone. The latest incident appears to be a follow-up to the previous intrusion from back in August. Rather than recap the details of the breaches, this post will focus strictly on "how does this affect me/my organization" and "is LastPass still safe to use?"
Logs are on the systems, why do I need this?
At Recon, we are committed to meeting the security demands of the evolving threat landscape and exceeding the expectations of our customers. We follow best practices, up to and including closely following Google's BeyondCorp approach to "Zero Trust" for our entire infrastructure. Our security philosophy is, "we must always be the most secure part of any organization that we may ever work with." This has enabled us to be a strong, trusted advisor and service provider to our customers and channel partners.
We can't start a recap post without a huge THANK YOU to the community for joining us last week and making SOC X such a success!
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