As some of you might have noticed, a user account on our website got hacked. The reason was probably a weak password. As we can of course not see our passwords, only the respective member could tell. The attacker placed several articles with older dates on our website.
The attacker did quite well. Many actions for hiding the articles were taken. The reason we found it so fast was that all articles trigger the email newsletter. This beacon caught our and also your attention. Sorry for the spam!
Our website is quite well secured. Elevated roles have to authenticate with multiple factors. As a counter measure for the incident, all sessions were terminated within an hour after the incident. The passwords were reset and password strength is now enforced.
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Professor for Cybersecurity at IMT Atlantique | Chairholder CyberCNI.fr | VP German Chapter of the ACM | Cybersecurity Expert | Speaker
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Marc-Oliver Pahl is Professor at the Technical University IMT Atlantique at the campus Rennes, Brittany, France. He heads the Chair of Cybersecurity in Critical Networked Infrastructures (Cyber CNI) with currently 9 PhD students, 4 PostDocs, and 11 associated professors. He also supervises PhD students at Technical University of Munich.
Marc-Oliver is an adjunct professor of Carleton University in Canada. Marc-Oliver’s research focus is on a holistic approach to cybersecurity. He is an experienced teacher and an eLearning pioneer, holding several teaching awards.
Marc-Oliver holds a Diploma from University of Tübingen and a PhD from Technical University of Munich.
Marc-Oliver is Vice President of the German Chapter of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) (https://germany.acm.org/). He heads the Future Education activities of the German-French Academy for the Industry of the Future (https://future-industry.org/).
Marc-Oliver’s research focus is on a holistic approach to cybersecurity. He works on security-by-design, anomaly detection, human-in-the-loop, and automation. His goal is making cybersecurity manageable, resulting in highly resilient and reliable systems. Marc-Oliver publishes regularly in the network and service management and security communities.
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