Computer in Russia Breached Metro System amid Security Concerns, Report Says | In the News

A personal computer in Russia was used to breach Metro’s computer network this year after the transit agency repeatedly was warned that cybersecurity deficiencies left its systems open to information theft and national security threats, according to a report released Wednesday.

Nitish Mittal, Partner at Everest Group, said continuing to maintain ties with Russia, after it invaded Ukraine, presented reputational and security risks after the war began, noting that it was relatively easy for IT companies to leave. Mittal said companies are increasingly looking to ensure their outside technology teams are in friendly countries, a concept he referred to as “ally-shoring.” “Going forward, we do see clients trying to future-proof how they source talent,” Nitish added.

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