Exploit kits, which first became popular in 2006, are used to automate the exploitation of vulnerabilities on victims’ machines, most commonly while users are browsing the web. Over the past decade they have become an extremely popular means for criminal groups to distribute mass malware or remote access tools (RAT), because they lower the barrier to entry for attackers and can enable opportunistic attacks at scale. To understand this phenomenon, we must understand the ecosystem that surrounds exploit kits, including the actors, campaigns and terminology involved.
Published By: Panasonic
Published Date: Apr 23, 2019
Mobility is critical to government productivity, but mobile data and devices present attractive targets to cybercriminals seeking to exploit vulnerabilities across
the spectrum. Federal agencies are no strangers to cybersecurity attacks, and several recent high-profile breaches involving mobile devices demonstrate ongoing vulnerabilities in government’s expanding network of endpoints. This issue brief describes what can be done to protect devices, data and networks, including multi-factor authentication to authorization controls and user education.
Today’s targeted malware attacks are infecting unsuspecting businesses at astonishing rates, rendering traditional antivirus solutions ineffective. Reported and known viruses are becoming less important compared to the increase in unknown threats and attacks.
Published By: Perimeter
Published Date: Jul 17, 2007
Before Microsoft released Microsoft XP Service Pack 2 (SP2), most attackers would compromise a computer system by simply attacking it with known vulnerabilities or "bugs" that could allow the attacker to gain some level of control over the system. Newer attack methods were starting to be seen where the attacker would take advantage of vulnerabilities within the Internet browser itself.
Published By: Proofpoint
Published Date: Aug 10, 2017
BEC attacks are a growing threat to businesses because they prey on vulnerabilities that can’t be patched: people. That’s why employee training, financial controls, and especially technology are the keys to a strong defense and timely response. You need need a solution that does not solely depend on reputation and basic email filtering. With granular controls, advanced email solutions can identify and quarantine impostor emails before they reach an employee’s inbox.
This July 2015 Forrester Report explores:
- Why consistent, automated DevOps processes are essential to closing vulnerabilities and limiting exposure.
- Practices, such as infrastructure as code and automated provisioning, for closing holes as soon as patches are available.
- How DevOps and security professionals can work together to adopt DevSecOps.
Choosing a solution for Vulnerability Management (VM) is a critical step toward protecting your organization's network and data. Without proven, automated technology for precise detection and remediation, no network can withstand the daily onslaught of new vulnerabilities that threaten security.
The goal of a security program is to choose and implement cost effective countermeasures that mitigate the vulnerabilities that will most likely lead to loss.
This paper discusses the management of Risk and how Vulnerability Management is one of the few counter-measures easily justified by its ability to optimize risk.
New network vulnerabilities appear constantly and the ability for IT security professionals to handle new flaws, fix misconfigurations and protect against threats requires constant attention. However, with shrinking budgets and growing responsibilities, time and resources are at constrained. Therefore, sifting through pages of raw vulnerability information yields few results and makes it impossible to accurately measure your security posture.
Vulnerabilities are very common nowadays. Even being a safest network does not mean that it cannot be compromised. It's how you handle these vulnerability and flaws and rectify the issues. In order help the security engineers Qualys, Inc. pioneer security brings free guide on Top 10 reports for Managing Vulnerability. This paper cuts through the data overload generated by some vulnerability detection solutions.
Vulnerability Management (VM) means systematically finding and eliminating network vulnerabilities. Choosing a solution for VM is a critical step toward protecting your organization's network and data. Without proven, automated technology for precise detection and remediation, no network can withstand the daily onslaught of new vulnerabilities that threaten security.
This checklist from Qualys provides a 12 point shortlist of considerations to determine what solutions will work best for your organization.
Welcome to Web Application Security For Dummies! Web applications have become the Achilles heel of IT security. Web application vulnerabilities are now the most prevalent at more than 55 per cent of all server vulnerability disclosures. This figure doesn't include vulnerabilities in custom-developed web applications, so it may be just the tip of the iceberg. This book is all about understanding how to quickly find and fix vulnerabilities in web applications. The goal is to prevent attackers from gaining control over the application and obtaining easy access to the server, database, and other back-end IT resources.
Imagine putting first responders on your operational team instantly on alert about new network vulnerabilities – and how to fix them? This capability is called “continuous monitoring” (CM) and a new guide from Qualys shows you how it can dramatically boost security of your network.
Learn how CM provides you with an always-on view of potential security holes. The guide explains how using CM is a vital step toward achieving continuous security of your network – the Holy Grail for every network security manager!
In the guide, you will learn how to automatically leverage vulnerability scans with CM for stronger security. Continuous Monitoring: A New Approach to Proactively Protecting Your Global Perimeter offers an easy blueprint for using automation to achieve continuous security and compliance.
Download the guide now to learn more about CM:
Requirements—why CM is vital
Scanning—value of continuous vulnerability scans
Best Practices—for using CM
Benefits—examples of how CM improves se
This guide describes the need for continuous monitoring and offers a blueprint for creating a continuous security practice. As a result, continuous monitoring will give your organization the most comprehensive view of its global perimeter, and empower you to proactively identify and address potential threats enabled by vulnerabilities in software or weak system configurations.
With ThreatPROTECT, you get a holistic, contextual and continually updated “at a glance” view of your threat exposure. The latest addition to the Qualys Cloud Platform, ThreatPROTECT eliminates guesswork and flags for you which vulnerabilities you must tackle now
Patching is a key strategy for managing vulnerabilities and ensuring enterprise-wide security. Unfortunately, there are often so many flaws in software that patching becomes an overwhelming process.
This white paper describes an approach to patch management that allows you to prioritize vulnerabilities that pose the greatest risk and accelerate the speed at which patches are applied. Also inside, find ten steps to improve patching – read on to learn more.
Organizations today are reevaluating their security strategies as they move their data and applications to the cloud. This whitepaper by Bloor Research discusses the challenges of security in the cloud and how the use of cloud-based services will enable organizations of all sizes, from the very smallest to multinational enterprises, to put trust back into the security equation.
Vulnerabilities in web applications are a major vector for cyber-crime. In large organizations, vulnerable web applications comprised 54% of all hacking breaches and led to 39% of compromised records, according to the 2012 Data Breach Investigation Report by Verizon Business.
This paper describes how large enterprises can effectively discover, catalog and scan web applications to control this major risk vector as part of their organization’s overall vulnerability management program.
A zero-day threat is a vulnerability that becomes known to the vendor on the same day it becomes known to the public, meaning IT assets targeted by a zero-day threat won't have a patch available when it's needed. However, zero-day attacks operate in a realm of the probable - they work only because there are exploitable vulnerabilities within IT systems. Many of these can, and should be prevented.
This guide describes why organizations are vulnerable to zero-day attacks, and what you can do to add a zero-day offense to your existing vulnerability management processes to protect your organization's assets and data.
IT departments are overwhelmed by the abundance of vulnerabilities that continue to grow at a rapid pace every day. They struggle to identify the most critical threats they must address right away at any given point to protect their organizations from a compromise.
Published By: Quocirca
Published Date: Apr 09, 2008
Today, many organizations are increasingly reliant on software application development to deliver them competitive edge. Simultaneously, they are progressively opening up their computer networks to business partners, customers and suppliers and making use of next-generation programming languages and computing techniques to provide a richer experience for these users. However, hackers are refocusing their attention on the vulnerabilities and flaws contained in those applications.
In this webcast, Bernd Leger, VP of Marketing, Products & Solutions at Rapid7 and Nate Crampton, Product Manager at Rapid7 discuss the current state of how organizations are prioritizing vulnerabilities in their environments and what security professionals can do to lower their security thresholds.
What's your security protection factor (SPF)? In this on demand webcast for IT and security professionals, Rapid7's CSO and Chief Architect of Metasploit, HD Moore, shows how you can reduce your remediation workload by testing which vulnerabilities really matter.