Why? Well, when you look at these attacks, obviously they’re very sophisticated. We talked about that in our testimony and i think all of the witnesses did a great job there. Part of the challenge that we saw in these attacks is identity and the ability to become someone else and bypass authentication, two factor authentication, which many of your viewers might be familiar with, and what we saw here is: is these attacks move from on premise, networks to The cloud and there’s a lot of complexity in the microsoft architecture in their environment – and you know we pointed that out, there’s things that they can be doing better and as an industry. Zero trust is one of the areas that we’ve certainly pushed and promoted, which is why we did an acquisition of a preempt late last year, so george, what is it that we still do not know yet about this hack at this point and why well, we don’t Know what we don’t know and when you look at the sophistication, a big part of the overall goal of this threat. Actor was to remain uh undetected and you know, fortunately, was detected fire. I found it and credit to them for for coming out with it, and you know, as an industry it’s a very difficult task when we think about supply chains right, they actually were infecting a software supplier and um. It makes it really hard to find those, but i think it really does highlight to not only governments but also board of directors, just how persistent these threat actors are and how and how sophisticated they are.

There’S, a there’s, a lot of effort, a lot of uh people, power that went into this to make this particular attack. Uh successful. So you know what else is out there. This is probably the tip of the iceberg, but that’s why we get up every day and and work on protecting our customers. 24 7. in terms of uh. What not so much what else is out there, but what might be next? George, looking at a couple of the recent reports you guys have released, you think the healthcare sector, including specifically vaccine related information and data, could be next on the target list for various hackers. We do we’ve seen that targeting over the last year, as you might imagine anything related to covid, coveted vaccines covered therapeutics of high interest. You know, for a variety of reasons and we’ve seen that targeting one of the other areas that we talked about was was also big game hunting and that was directly targeting companies uh to profit from things like ransomware. So when we look across the spectrum, we kind of break it down into nation state actors into e crime and into hacktivism and i’ll. Tell you e crime is: is booming uh, so much so that we actually created an e crime index just to track how it goes up and how it goes down mostly up at this point, because they’re making so much money in that area, solar winds was was Obviously, a major reminder for organizations both government and and private that they need to be doing more.

What what’s been the impact on spending in your sector, george for your company and broadly as an industry as a result of what happened. I think when you look at the industry and you look at these sort of events, they are watershed events and i think people uh continue to take notice and and security, unfortunately, is a little bit. You know, like the house getting robbed right, people tend to get alarms afterwards, they tend to add more insurance afterwards, and then they forget about it right. But these events remind us that we have to be vigilant. It reminds us that these threat actors are very sophisticated. Very persistent and in many cases it’s, you know the average company is is outgunned. You know, you’re talking about nation state adversaries focused on individual companies and again it’s folks, like crowdstrike and others are focused on being able to protect uh these organizations. But it really is a difficult task and many companies are outgunned and they need to make sure they’ve got the right level of security um. You know up and down their organization. George, you done on the acquisition front for the time being, or are there some more small bolt ons that might take place in the year or two ahead? Well, we were really excited with the humeo acquisition uh and that really helps us accelerate what we call the xdr space, extended detection and response, and really synthesizes uh network telemetry and endpoint telemetry together and provides a fuller picture to our customers.

You know we continue uh on a on a weekly basis. I mean there’s we’re, always looking at companies and there’s a really high bar, which is why humeo uh, you know hit that bar we’re really excited about it and just the speed and the scalability. We looked across the entire industry in this space and we haven’t seen anything as exciting as humeo in terms of ski speed, scalability and just the ability to answer questions that are really hard for our customers. So um, like you, know, really excited about it. George kurtz.

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