Cybersecurity Awareness Month in the Rearview, but Security Always Top-of-Mind
This week marks the end of Cybersecurity Awareness Month. And while the month of recognition and awareness is over, security is always top-of-mind for business and tech leaders given today’s complicated landscape. Cybersecurity should really be a 24/7/365 area of recognition.
With the month coming to a close, we thought this was the perfect time to start a monthly wrap up on cybersecurity news to share with all of you, highlighting DTEX insights and news published recently, as well as the top cybersecurity headlines to note for the month.
Hopefully, your Cybersecurity Awareness Month wasn’t too spooky, and this can serve as a nice post-Halloween treat as we kickoff November.
- Help Net Security, “DTEX Systems provides insider threat intelligence and investigation services with DTEX I3 research team,” October 29, 2021
The DTEX team was happy to share just recently our expanded investigations and research division—DTEX Insider Intelligence and Investigations (DTEX I3)! The team is focused on delivering insider threat behavioral studies, intelligence packages, and forensic investigations.
- CSO, “How disinformation creates insider threats,” October 28, 2021
We reconnected with Christopher Burgess from CSO Online to discuss how disinformation creates insider threats. Our very own Armaan Mahbod was quoted in the article, offering insights surrounding how to address and combat disinformation.
- Help Net Security, “Splunk enhances security solutions to help organizations embrace digital transformation,” October 20, 2021
In addition to highlighting the news about DTEX I3, Help Net Security also shared a bit about Splunk’s series of new product innovations designed to help organizations securely embrace digital transformation. As part of this, Splunk’s partnership with DTEX was mentioned for the work we’re doing together to combat insider threats. MarTech Series also covered this news from Splunk.
- CSO, “Device identity: The overlooked insider threat,” October 5, 2021
CSO’s Christopher Burgess spoke with our team to discuss why device identity is an overlooked insider threat. Our chief customer officer, Rajan Koo, emphasized the need for more applications of the insider threat framework towards devices at the same level as it’s applied to humans. This interview syndicated to ARN, Reseller News, and Channel Asia.
Additionally, Security Boulevard syndicated a number of DTEX blogs throughout the month, including:
- A post around the three things to keep in mind when working to develop a Zero Trust mindset
- The latest on a joint advisory warning from various government agencies about threat groups targeting U.S. drinking water and wastewater infrastructure operations
- Details behind Splunk and DTEX’s partnership to mitigate insider risks and account compromise
- An announcement about DTEX being named User Behavior Analytics Platform of the Year in the 2021 Cybersecurity Breakthrough Awards
Top Cybersecurity Headlines in October
- WSJ, “SolarWinds Hackers Continue to Hit Technology Companies, Says Microsoft,” October 25, 2021
In late-October, Microsoft published its latest research on the APT behind the SolarWinds attack, which has impacted over 140 companies. Robert McMillan and Dustin Volz report on the research in The Wall Street Journal.
- ZDNet, “A company spotted a security breach. Then investigators found this new mysterious malware,” October 6, 2021
Danny Palmer reported on a previously undiscovered cyber-espionage campaign using never-before-seen malware.
- GovTech, “Data Breach Numbers, Costs and Impacts All Rise in 2021,” October 10, 2021
Dan Lohrmann compiled a list of impactful data breach statistics. For example, “breaches cost over $1 million more on average when remote work was indicated as a factor in the event, compared to those in this group without this factor ($4.96 vs. $3.89 million).
That’s a wrap on October, and a wrap-up of top DTEX and industry news for the month. See you next month!