Anatomy of the MGM Hack: A CyberArk Labs Perspective

Presented by

Khizar Sultan and Andy Thompson

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On September 11 threat actors initiated a social engineering attack that led to the near shutdown of MGM Resorts International. This attack highlights the importance of deploying a wide variety of robust security measures and best practices in an organization’s strategy for protecting identities, especially those that are highly privileged. CyberArk resident experts, Khizar Sultan and Andy Thompson, examine the root causes and lessons learned from the MGM Resorts attack based on publicly available sources. They also provide insights into properly implementing effective security measures and highlight the consequences of failing to do so.
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