SecureOps Cyber Spotlight – Edition #6
Discover the best of the best in this week’s Cyber Spotlight, featuring two top articles, and four of our own blog posts on Vulnerability Management. We carefully hand-picked these pieces based on our strict criteria. Our ultimate goal with our new Cyber Spotlight is to deliver accessible, informative, and actionable content, empowering you to make informed decisions and strengthen your digital defenses.
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9 Innovative Ways to Boost Security Hygiene for Cyber Awareness Month – Dark Reading
Dark Reading decided to talk to a range of CISOs and other well-known cybersecurity leaders about how to evolve user awareness efforts for Cybersecurity Awareness Month, asking them just one question: What is your No. 1 piece of advice for security teams looking to boost employee, supplier, and partner security literacy in new and innovative ways? Heads of IT Security respond including Phil Venables, CISO, Google Cloud, Dave Lewis, Advisory CISO, Cisco, and Pat Opet, CISO, JPMorgan Chase discuss their perspectives.
Cybercriminals Using EvilProxy Phishing Kit to Target Senior Executives in U.S. Firms
A good, quick read discussing a new attack campaign with a pay for play attack component. “The threat actors leveraged an open redirection vulnerability on the job search platform ‘indeed.com,’redirecting victims to malicious phishing pages impersonating Microsoft,” security researcher Ravisankar Ramprasad said in a report published last week.
Implementing Vulnerability Management Programs is Still Challenging for Many Companies – Part 1
We’ve written considerably on Vulnerability Management, Vulnerability Assessments, and Patch Management because they are critical to preventing cyber attacks. I’ve provided links to several of the most-read blog posts we have written on the subject. In this blog post series, we’ll discuss the 2023 State of Vulnerability Management Report, a survey conducted by Cybersecurity Insiders and how organizations are handling the challenges of implementing vulnerability management best practices.
How to Implement an Effective Vulnerability Management Program
We’ve written considerably on Vulnerability Management, Vulnerability Assessments and Patching because they are so critical to preventing attacks. In this blog post, we’ll discuss several aspects of vulnerability management that has evolved, and we’ll discuss a risk-based patch strategy in our conclusion. Nearly 60% of data breaches in the past two years can be traced back to a missing operating system patch or application patch, researchers report. Poor patch management can be linked to the high costs of downtime and disruption. The stat comes from Automox, where a team polled 560 IT and security pros at companies with 500 to 25,000 employees.
ZeroLogon Illustrates the Importance of Vulnerability Management
In this blog, we have written about regular security hygiene including executing regular vulnerability assessments and implementing a viable vulnerability management program. However, many security professionals see vulnerability management as a cumbersome set of tasks usually comprised of simple scan and patch cycles; ZeroLogon is an excellent example of why vulnerability management is so critical. To get us started, the CVE Score of the ZeroLogon vulnerability is a 10. This year, among the 20,000 vulnerabilities that will likely be reported – which is again a record over last year; only 30 or so will rank as a 10 in criticality.
A Vulnerability Management Case Study – Assessing and Mitigating the Log4j Vulnerability
In this blog post, our analysts and engineers discuss a real-world case study concerning how they handled vulnerability management for a large client corporation with nearly countless systems with one or more of the Log4j vulnerabilities. We’ve segmented the blog post into the following sections to make the Vulnerability Management case study easy to follow:
App Sec – Asset Identification and Evaluation
App Sec – Vulnerability Scanning & Validation
App Sec – Vulnerability Reporting & Remediation
SecOps – Vulnerability Management Analysis & Response (VMAR)
SecOps – Vulnerability Scanning and Assessment