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6 Steps to Effective Vulnerability Prioritization

6 Steps to Effective Vulnerability Prioritization

Once you’ve identified vulnerabilities in your system, what do you do next? You have a list of threats that need mitigation measures, and it can often feel like a race against the clock to address them before hackers breach your network. Most organizations can’t address all vulnerabilities at once. It’s not time or cost-effective. Thus, …

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Have You Patched These Five New Microsoft Vulnerabilities

Have You Patched These Five New Microsoft Vulnerabilities?

Microsoft makes some of the most popular software on the planet. This includes the Windows operating system, its Office suite of products, Windows Server, and Microsoft 365 SaaS tools. With this popularity comes the potential for system vulnerabilities. Every second Tuesday of the Month (aka Patch Tuesday), Microsoft puts out security updates and patches for …

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The ABCs of Vulnerability Detection

The ABCs of Vulnerability Detection

A big area of cyber security and compliance includes addressing vulnerabilities before they result in a cyberattack. Vulnerabilities are flaws in software code that allow a hacker to take advantage of a weakness using malicious code that exploits the vulnerability. For example, code in a Windows process can be accidentally written in such as way …

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What is a Zero-Day Vulnerability & How Can It Impact My Business

What is a Zero-Day Vulnerability & How Can It Impact My Business?

Recently, there was a report about a zero-day vulnerability being patched for Windows. This was a significant threat that could allow an attacker to gain elevated permissions on compromised devices. The flaw was in the Windows Common Log File System (CLFS). It was noted as the patch was released that hackers were actively exploiting this …

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Emphasize Personal Responsibility During Cybersecurity Awareness Month This October

Emphasize Personal Responsibility During Cybersecurity Awareness Month This October

A shocking 95% of cybersecurity incidents can be traced back to a form of human error. User security behaviors are just as important as other critical infrastructure cybersecurity tools. When employees unknowingly assist a hacker with a data breach by clicking on a link in a phishing message or by using weak passwords, the bad …

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What Areas Should You Include in a Year-end Technology Review

What Areas Should You Include in a Year-end Technology Review?

Technology infrastructures have multiple moving parts. During the course of business, organizations are usually addressing one part or another as things come up or their operations expand. But at least once per year, the entire technology environment should be looked at holistically to see where improvements may be needed. When technology isn’t efficient or secure, …

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5 Cybersecurity Trends to Prepare for in 2023

5 Cybersecurity Trends to Prepare for in 2023

There are certain constants that one defends against when planning critical infrastructure cybersecurity. One example would be vulnerabilities. These are an ongoing issue every time there is an OS or software update. Another would be phishing emails, which remain the main conduit for a wide variety of different types of attacks. But, while defending against …

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How to Mitigate the Risks of Using a BYOD Program

How to Mitigate the Risks of Using a BYOD Program

Over half (51%) of employees have mandated company apps installed on their personal smartphones. Mobile device use has skyrocketed over the last two decades, and in many organizations, mobile devices do a larger share of the workload than desktop computers. The ability to work from anywhere makes tablets and smartphones particularly helpful in large plants …

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What Are the Biggest Barriers to Effective Vulnerability Assessment & Mitigation?

What Are the Biggest Barriers to Effective Vulnerability Assessment & Mitigation?

It’s obvious that keeping mission-critical facilities secure depends upon identifying threats and removing them. But vulnerability management sounds much clearer cut than it actually is in practice. Organizations want a smooth process, but they run into barriers of budget, resources, tools, and knowledge. This leads to network vulnerabilities sitting unaddressed for months after they’ve been …

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How Automation Can Help with Vulnerability Prioritization & Management

How Automation Can Help with Vulnerability Prioritization & Management

Once a vulnerability is discovered, hackers waste no time launching attacks on as many organizations as possible to exploit it. And they’re not doing this manually. AI and machine learning aren’t only used by legitimate companies. Cybercriminals use them to conduct automated attacks that are unleashed in less time and take fewer resources to conduct. …

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