Increased Attacks Against Data Centers

Increased Attacks Against Data Centers

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Recently, there has been a surge in cyber-attacks against cloud service providers (CSPs) and managed services providers (MSPs).

All these attacks were orchestrated by the threat actors who attempted to exploit vulnerabilities in the cybersecurity supply chain, with the ultimate aim of gaining unauthorized access to sensitive information belonging to targeted government organizations and businesses, according to reports by

A data center is a building, a dedicated space within a building, or a group of buildings used to house computer systems and associated components, such as telecommunications and storage systems.

Since IT operations are crucial for business continuity, it generally includes redundant or backup components and infrastructure for power supply, data communication connections, environmental controls (e.g., air conditioning, fire suppression), and various security devices, as described by Wikipedia.

This makes the data centers a substantial target for attackers and an essential component of the supply chain of most enterprises.

Security professionals are being urged to step up evaluations and mitigation efforts linked to both OT as well as IT supply chain security in order to increase their effectiveness.

The importance of having transparent communication with suppliers is also vital if a cyber-attack occurs that may compromise the private data of clients and their accounts.