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Barracuda Networks Silent On Data Breach

Apr 12, 20111 min
Cisco SystemsData and Information SecurityData Breach

No apology or mention on the Barracuda website

Quick blog here. I received an email from an industry source at 6:53pm yesterday (Monday April 11) with a link to a story about a SQL injection attack of Barracuda Network’s website.I read about this story today and just checked the Barracuda Networks website at 5:42ET, Tuesday April 12. Guess what? There isn’t a word about the breach on the homepage. No link to an explanation, no apology, nothing! To be fair, Barracuda did issue a statement ( but it has also chosen to ignore the incident on its website. Instead it pontificates about “industry leading protection.” How ironic.Barracuda has no obligation to recognize this breach on its homepage but as a security vendor, I for one would have expected the company to do so. I guess I am way too idealistic for the security industry.

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Jon Oltsik is a distinguished analyst, fellow, and the founder of the ESG’s cybersecurity service. With over 35 years of technology industry experience, Jon is widely recognized as an expert in all aspects of cybersecurity and is often called upon to help customers understand a CISO's perspective and strategies. Jon focuses on areas such as cyber-risk management, security operations, and all things related to CISOs.

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