Between Solarwinds, NotPetya, and Kaseya, thousands of companies have been impacted by software supply chain attacks and have cost billions of dollars in damages. Targets for these attacks were not limited to just government agencies, and businesses from multinational conglomerates like Merck all the way to hospitals and a chocolate factory were impacted.
As these cyber attacks continue to happen it is leaving security personnel scrambling to try and figure out how to best protect their organizations and their data. Antivirus software and requiring longer and more complex passwords won’t stop malicious attackers from trying everything to access sensitive information and gain access to servers. Phishing emails, vulnerabilities in outdated operating systems, and credential stuffing are all at the disposal of attackers as they try to spread malicious software.
So what can cybersecurity professionals do to protect their organization’s intellectual property? The best way to prevent unauthorized users from accessing and committing code is to use a DevOps solution that shifts security left and only allows verified corporate identities to commit source code.