Experts on Cybersecurity Awareness Month 2023 | #hacking | #cybersecurity | #infosec | #comptia | #pentest | #ransomware

  • For Cybersecurity Awareness Month 2023 this October, Spiceworks News & Insights brings you two cents from eight cybersecurity experts.
  • While social engineering, one of the earliest hacking techniques, is still relevant today, experts weigh in on the rise of artificial intelligence (AI), the importance of the right skills in tackling threats, the importance of rapid incident response, and more.
  • The theme chosen for Cybersecurity Awareness Month 2023 is ‘Secure Our World.’

Each year in October, the cybersecurity and the overarching technology community commemorates the month-long recognition of the necessity of building a robust and consistent cybersecurity strategy and resilience that cuts through industries.

Two decades after the launch of the first Cybersecurity Awareness Month in 2004 by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and National Cybersecurity Alliance, global cybersecurity still struggles to get the basics right.

“Let’s face it – it may be time to change the name of Cybersecurity Awareness Month to Cybersecurity Action Month. Sadly, individuals and businesses around the globe are already all too aware of the pain and damage that cyberattacks can inflict,” Darren Guccione, CEO and co-founder of Keeper Security, told Spiceworks.

That is probably why Cybersecurity Awareness Month was initiated — to ensure organizations take a step back and reevaluate their cybersecurity practices and strategy for emerging and existing threats and vulnerabilities.

For instance, 2023 is dubbed the year of “digital forest fires” by SecurityScorecard due to software supply chain bugs. The tendency of supply chain vulnerabilities to cut open an organization and its downstream customers has attracted renewed attention from cybercriminals. Vulnerabilities with the potential of having far-reaching impacts discovered in 2023 include those in MOVEitOpens a new window