Hot Cybersecurity Media Coverage in January
Public Relations Posted Jan 26, 2018 by Doug De Orchis
While some industries are still clearing the cobwebs that formed during their downtime this past holiday season, the rapid pace of cybersecurity news and events remains constant. At CHEN PR, we represent high-technology clients in general – the majority are cybersecurity companies. In other words, we’ve had to keep up with our clients as well. This fast pace is fine by us though, because it affords us access to the industry’s leading experts and insight to the amazing work they’re doing to make companies safer. Below, we’ve gathered a sampling of the top media coverage we’ve secured for our clients this January.
ISS Source: S4: Network Monitoring Champion
Claroty was crowned winner of the inaugural S4 ICS Detection Challenge at the S4x18 Conference in Miami, the world’s premier industrial control system (ICS) cybersecurity conference. Using real data from Palm Desert Oil Co., the competition tested product capabilities in industrial network monitoring – first by identifying as many assets and details as possible, and then detecting unusual behavior. ISS Source’s Gregory Hale recounts how Claroty’s Continuous Threat Detection product claimed top honors in both phase I and II of the challenge.
Tech reviewer John Breeden covers Digital Guardian’s Threat Aware Data Protection Platform, showing readers how the solution tackles the advanced threats that increasingly attack endpoints, and how the solution is transforming to also provide endpoint security as a service.
Personal Bluetooth-enabled protection devices, or “panic buttons,” are commonly used to discreetly alert friends or a designated other that a user may be in trouble. However, researcher Mark Loveless and the Duo Labs team discovered vulnerabilities with the Bluetooth connection of these devices that can be exploited and open its users to tracking or prevent them from working — rendering them effectively useless.
Dark Reading reported on Flashpoint’s 2017 end-of-year Business Risk Intelligence (BRI) Decision Report, in which cybercriminals and nation-state actors are assessed on their tactics, techniques and procedures, as well as what enterprises can expect from them in the short term. Standout information showed that ransomware was and will continue to be a huge motivator for attacks, but also shows that organizations should be weary of geopolitical conflicts spilling into the cyber realm from Russia and North Korea, resulting in increased cyberthreat activity.
Natcom Global: WXYZ-TV Detroit, Beware of dark web travel scams that steal your airline miles or points
In her television interview, Flashpoint analyst Olivia Rowley presented her research on the Deep and Dark Web (DDW) that shows how cyber criminals are targeting travel reward points, such as airline miles, hotel-stay points, etc. In the DDW, these criminals are selling stolen rewards points, advertising they can get you anything you need for your vacation – flight, hotel, and even rental cars.
The CyberWire, The Daily Briefing
The CyberWire featured Forum Systems’ new product enhancements in their daily briefing. The company’s award-winning API Security Gateway, Forum Sentry, now enables enterprises and government organization to securely leverage the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2). Additionally, Forum Sentry also now features a REST API for rapid deployment in virtual, cloud and containerized environments, among other key features.
Meltdown and Specter, two of the biggest computer chip security flaws in recent history, have left the world’s largest computer companies scrambling to release software patches to address the issue. Chris Webber, a security strategist at SafeBreach, was quoted by USA Today discussing the flaws’ impact on computer users.