Bryan Hornung

CEO/Founder at Xact IT Solutions
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Bryan is the founder of Xact IT Solutions, a leading cybersecurity firm, and has earned the coveted CompTIA Security+ Trustmark Certification. He’s the author of, Under Attack and Adapt & Overcome. Under Attack helps businesses with the challenge of securing data and systems and provides practical advice to help companies identify risk and the best way to address it. Adapt & Overcome allows businesses similarly but looks at the current cybersecurity landscape related to the challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic and remote work.

Bryan built a strong reputation developing software for the U.S Navy and currently heads up a top cyber security firm. Bryan uses his experience to help others make rock solid cyber security programs that keep hackers away, move the business forward, and keeps you out of reputation-shattering headlines.

His business is one of only 30 other firms that has earned the CompTIA Security+ Trustmark Certification. Earning the Security Trustmark+ demonstrates a genuine commitment to address the challenges of security compliance facing our industry today. Both books he has written hit the Amazon Best Sellers list, and he has worked with hundreds of firms, including the U.S. Navy, Northrup Grumman, and BET365.

He was a featured panelist with executives from Zoom & Upwork at the Running Remote Conference. He hosts a weekly cyber security Podcast, “Security Squawk,” and has over 1500 followers on his YouTube channel. His firm has been featured on Yahoo News!, MarketWatch, ABC, NBS, Fox, and CBS.

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  • Microsoft seems to have had more of an impact than the U.S. government in its response to the SolarWinds attack. While the U.S. government has done what it can in terms of sanctions on the group behind the attack, Microsoft has done more to date. Microsoft has moved forward with filing lawsuits and getting court orders to take down servers and botnets controlled by cybercriminals. They also do a good job of keeping their finger on the pulse of the Nobelium hacking group, the hackers behind the SolarWinds-related attacks. Microsoft has been actively tracking Nobelium’s activities and keeping the security community updated [about] their tactics and methodologies.