The last year has seen a dramatic increase in the volume of cyber-attacks, including some high-profile supply chain attacks on major cybersecurity service providers and government entities in the last month. With this in mind, we took the opportunity to speak to a long-standing client of ours, Santa Claus PLC, about their year in cyber security. Known as one of the most secretive and complex organisations in the world, they are charged with monitoring children’s behaviour globally and manufacturing presents in their Lapland factories. With a production team of over ~500,000 elves, they also deliver presents across the world with their reindeer-sleigh battalions and unrivalled logistics divisions.
It’s a challenge for any organisation to speak openly about the attacks that have affected them, particularly an organisation as high profile as Mr Claus’. But when they do, it’s often a fascinating and extremely valuable insight into the most sophisticated types of cyber attacks.
Transparency in the aftermath of an incident is an act of selflessness, which allows other organisations to collectively learn from any mistakes, and collaborate on a solution.