Cybersecurity Awareness Month - Expert Commentary from Industry Leader
October 2023 by Adi Dubin, VP of Product Management at Skybox Security
The commentary from Adi Dubin, Vice President of Product Management at Skybox Security, during October’s Cybersecurity Awareness Month For reference, this year marks the 20th annual Cybersecurity Awareness Month launched to raise awareness about digital security.
“In 2022, the National Vulnerability Database (NVD) recorded an alarming surge in cybersecurity vulnerabilities, with a staggering 25,096 new vulnerabilities added. According to Skybox Security’s 2023 Vulnerability and Threat Trends Report, this marks the highest number of vulnerabilities ever reported in a single year and represented a substantial 25% increase from the 20,196 vulnerabilities recorded in 2021. This data underscores a concerning trend: vulnerabilities are not only on the rise but are also proliferating at an accelerating rate, making the landscape of cyber threats more challenging to navigate.
This year’s Cybersecurity Awareness Month focuses on the importance of ensuring online safety with ease. In the face of an escalating threat landscape, traditional security tools have fallen short, often creating unnecessary complexity. However, there is hope for organizations to proactively reduce risks and enhance operational efficiency. Organizations should focus on continually evaluating the accessibility, exposure, and exploitability of their digital and physical assets. To successfully adapt to this modern, risk-based paradigm, organizations should seek comprehensive solutions that consolidate cybersecurity functions, provide complete visibility into their attack surface, leverage various detection techniques, assess risks holistically, automate response processes, and collaborate with experienced cybersecurity experts.”