Category Archives: Vulnerability Management

Climbing the Vulnerability Management Mountain

The purpose of this series of blogs is to guide you on your journey up the Vulnerability Management Mountain (VMM). Like climbing a mountain, there is a lot of planning and work required, but when you get to the top, the view is amazing and well worth the journey. Your progress will depend on your […]… Read More

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Steps for Successful Vulnerability Management: Lessons from the Pitch

When I was younger, I played a variety of team sports and enjoyed competing against opponents with my teammates. Winning was always a matter of applying sound tactics and strategy, attacking and defending well and using a blend of skill, talent and luck. Now that I’m older, I watch more than I play, and I’m […]… Read More

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How organizations are managing vulnerability risks

Tripwire evaluated how organizations are managing vulnerability risks and found that more than one in four (27 percent) globally have been breached as a result of unpatched vulnerabilities, with an even higher rate in Europe (34 percent). Vulnerability management starts with visibility of the attack surface, and Tripwire’s report found that 59 percent of global organizations are able to detect new hardware and software on their networks within minutes or hours. However, this is a … More

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Unpatched Vulnerabilities Caused Breaches in 27% of Orgs, Finds Study

In May 2019, Verizon Enterprise released the 12th edition of its Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR). Researchers analyzed a total of 41,686 security incidents, of which there were 2,013 data breaches, for the publication. More than half (52 percent) of those reported breaches involved some form of hacking. The report listed the most prominent hacking […]… Read More

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GitHub introduces Dependabot-powered automated security fixes

GitHub, the largest code-hosting site in the world, has announced many new features and changes at the 2019 GitHub Satellite conference that took place last week in Berlin. The feature that drew the most attention is GitHub Sponsors, which will allow users to financially support developers and maintainers of software they use every day. Microsoft – GitHub’s owner since October 2018 – has waived platform fees for sponsors, has pledged to cover payment processing fees … More

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How mainstream media coverage affects vulnerability management

For better or for worse, mainstream media is increasingly covering particularly dangerous, widespread or otherwise notable security vulnerabilities. The growing coverage has made more people aware of the risks and of the need to keep their various devices (software) up-to-date and, with the increased digitization of our everyday lives, I would say that’s a definitive plus. But among those people are also partners and regulators, and executives and boards of directors who may demand their … More

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Developing an Effective Change Management Program

Detection of change is easy… There, I said it. Anyone can do it. One thousand monkeys with keyboards can pound out scripts to detect change. What is not so easy, what the monkeys can’t do, is reconcile change. Even worse, it’s usually the monkeys who make the changes that bring everything crashing down around your […]… Read More

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