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Security Hot Takes: Rackspace Breach

by Bri Frost and Aaron Rosenmund

This course discusses the Rackspace ransomware attack by the suspected PLAY threat actor group.

What you'll learn

In this course, Security Hot Takes: Rackspace Breach, we will discuss the Rackspace ransomware attack. We will discuss the different vulnerabilities, steps, and work-arounds the attackers took to get into the network and their actions afterwards. We will also highlight their techniques and determine what organizations can do to integrate this intel and mitigate these actions.

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Security Hot Takes: Rackspace Breach
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About the authors

Bri is a renowned expert with 7 years of experience in the field of Cybersecurity and IT, bringing a unique perspective to the table. As the Director of Security Curriculum and Research at Pluralsight, Bri is instrumental in developing the cutting-edge cybersecurity curriculum and content strategy. With a wealth of knowledge as an author of Pluralsight training content, she infuses a "red-team" or attacker-focused mindset into her teachings to grasp security concepts and defense strategies effec... more

Aaron M. Rosenmund is a cyber security operations subject matter expert, with a background in federal and business defensive and offensive cyber operations and system automation. Leveraging his administration and automation experience, Aaron actively contributes to multiple open and closed source security operation platform projects and continues to create tools and content to benefit the community. As an educator & cyber security researcher at Pluralsight, he is focused on advancing cyber secur... more

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