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How Vulnerability Management Prevents Hacks

Posted by Trevan Marden on Jul 13, 2018

With so many data breaches in the news, organization everywhere are reviewing their cybersecurity programs to ensure they stay out of the headlines. Since many high-profile data breaches have been caused by unaddressed vulnerabilities for which patches were available, organizations are increasingly looking to deploy solutions to help close these gaps.

How does vulnerability management help prevent hacks? 

Flash Player Vulnerabilities and Patch Management

Posted by Trevan Marden on Jun 8, 2018

It was reported yesterday that Adobe has once again issued a critical patch for it’s Flash Player browser plugin due to a vulnerability that is being actively exploited to deploy malicious software. We’ve written before about the dangers of Flash and even Adobe has announced it will end support for the software at the end of 2020. However, while many security-minded professionals have heeded the advice to remove or enable click-to-run for this plugin, others have not. Many organizations still rely on websites and software that utilize the plugin for needed functionality and can’t simply remove the software entirely.

You Have a Vulnerability Scanner. Now What?

Posted by Trevan Marden on Mar 30, 2018

One of the best ways to reduce risk quickly is to identify and remediate vulnerabilities across your network devices. And a vulnerability scanner can be a terrific way to seek out vulnerabilities lurking in your infrastructure. But how do you create a plan to scan your network devices regularly as new vulnerabilities continue to emerge, and what do you do with the scan results? A vulnerability scanner can be a great tool when you take the time to use it to its fullest. But all too often this type of software goes unused or underused because time isn’t easy to come by in most security organizations. 

Vulnerability and Patch Management Remains a Key Step in Cyber Defense

Posted by Trevan Marden on Feb 23, 2018

With the Center for Internet Security (CIS) set to launch version 7 of the CIS Controls (formerly the SANS Critical Security Controls) this March 19th, it’s a great time to review your cybersecurity posture and make sure you’re keeping pace.  The latest update is expected to make minor changes that reflect the changing security landscape. While prioritization of the controls may change, it’s unlikely that many of the core controls will change substantively.

The Value of Unified Vulnerability and Patch Management

Posted by Trevan Marden on Feb 16, 2018

This week, Cygilant announced its latest service available via the SOCVue Security Operations and Analytics Platform – Unified Vulnerability and Patch Management. Why is this unique and why is it important?

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