The primary objective of vulnerability remediation is to pre-empt breaches before the vulnerabilities in data, applications, networks, or endpoints are exploited. Should a breach occur, however, then the objective of vulnerability remediation is to contain it as quickly as possible and thus minimize the damage.
The massive “Collection #1” breach of 2019 exposed 772,904,991 unique emails and 21,222,975 unique passwords. The data appears to have been taken from a number of sources, meaning a number of CEOs faced the same question that Mark Zuckerburg, John Legere (Tmobile), Paul Black (Allscripts), Steve Long (Hancock Health), Matt Raoul (Timehop) and others have… Continue reading The Best Data Breach Response from CEOs
You might think that the hackers bringing down organizations and infrastructures are government trained, highly advanced coders. The truth is far less dramatic- but of far greater concern to security professionals. Many powerful exploits have found their way into the hands of amateurs, who would never have been able to create them themselves. It’s the… Continue reading Network Attack Types Employed by Superstar Hackers
With nearly 15,000 new vulnerabilities discovered in 2017, and even more expected this year – the competition for ‘worst vulnerability’ is a tough one to judge. The discovery of serious, severe or even critical vulnerabilities is a daily occurrence – and thus ranking them by level of infamy is an elusive challenge.