Keeping it Cool for Summer: August’s Client Coverage Wrap-Up

Cyber Security, High Technology, Innovation, Public Relations, Technology Posted Sep 13, 2019 by Kayla Krause

As the mornings begin to get colder and the trees start to change colors, we know that fall is creeping into view. Even though I do enjoy watching football on Sunday and changing up my fashion routine, I’m not ready to let go of summer just yet, and neither should CHEN PR’s clients because they rocked their press coverage in the month of August! From launching new services and investments to advising the government sector on products and frameworks to use given the upcoming elections, our clients closed out the summer with some awesome news, commentary and advice for the cybersecurity world – check out some of their highlights.

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Channel Partners Online, ‘7 Minutes’ with Aviatrix CEO Steve Mullaney

Aviatrix CEO Steve Mullaney sat down with Channel Partners to discuss his company, its main goal, and the services they offer to help further achieve that goal. Steve goes into detail about how Aviatrix, a company that develops networking and security software that lets enterprises construct multiple and hybrid clouds across different types of vendors, from Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure to Palo Alto and Splunk, plans to extend the enterprise data center to AWS without touching the underlying network infrastructure. He says, the answer lies in simplicity and support.

 

Data Center Knowledge, Intel Invests $6.5M in Enterprise Linux Security Startup Capsule8

Announced during the 2019 Black Hat conference, Capsule8 disclosed that it has received a multimillion-dollar strategic investment from Intel Capital – the VC arm of Intel. The company’s flagship platform, Capsule8 Protect, offers high-performance attack protection for Linux production environments, whether containerized, virtualized, or on bare metal. The investment from Intel Capital will be leveraged for further product development.

 

Help Net Security, Digital Guardian launches DG Wingman, a new free forensic artifact collection tool for security pros

At the beginning of August, Digital Guardian released DG Wingman as a free utility for Windows that helps incident responders collect forensic data to properly investigate and scope endpoint intrusions. DG Wingman was developed by the Digital Guardian Advanced Threat & Analysis Center (ATAC) team to be highly versatile and can be used in many scenarios by incident responders in the field.

 

Campaigns & Elections, Can Free Vendors Really Meet 2020 Cybersecurity Demands?

With 2020 elections on the horizon, there is a growing number of cybersecurity vendors offering free or low-cost services to campaigns. But there is some concern being raised, including discouraging practitioners from allocating sufficient funding to pay for online protections. Sean Miller sat down with Duo Security’s Wendy Nather to gain her insights on the matter and she explained a lot more goes into using a security product than companies think. She noted that campaigns and groups need staff with the right expertise in order to effectively use these products. Nather is skeptical and advised campaigns instead to budget for security themselves rather than expecting free software to save them.

 

KUOW Public Radio, Her SIM card was jacked, and here’s why that should make you nervous

As we’ve seen from recent news headlines, SIM swapping is making its way across industries – banking, retail, healthcare, but it’s also been personal. This NPR station, KUOW Public Radio, recently covered a story about a young woman named Ruby who lives and works in Seattle, Washington. Like most women her age, she uses Instagram and discovered that she has a unique and “wanted” Instagram handle – @ruby. Ruby was receiving messages asking to pay thousands of dollars for her Instagram handle. Eventually, Ruby was hacked, or rather SIM swapped. Flashpoint’s Allison Nixon weighed in on how to protect yourself from being SIM swapped in the future and ways to make yourself less of a target.

 

FedScoop, Why Government is Slow to Endorse Frameworks for Quantifying Cybersecurity Risk

While most know the importance of good cybersecurity, many companies and organizations are failing to invest in the protection. Government organizations, in particular, have been large target points for hackers in several instances just during 2019. The international Factor Analysis of Information Risk (FAIR) standard can significantly help regulate risk management and reduce stress. FAIR President and RiskLens CEO Nick Sanna shares his view on how these agencies are handling cyber risk, especially as the GAO just released a report showing an increased risk of cyber-based incidents that threaten national security and personal privacy. Author and creator of FAIR, Jack Jones, also commented on how the FAIR model makes it easy for corporations to find data on attack frequency and potential losses in order to allocate cyber resources correctly.