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Tag: Vulnerability Management

Vulnerabilities in Q4 2022: The Flaws and Fervor of Exploitation

You may have rested over the December festive period, but cyber criminals were busy, looking to exploit more than 6,200 newly emerged vulnerabilities (aka CVEs—Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures). So now, having rung in 2023, let’s look back at some of the key vulnerability-related stories and events of 2022’s fourth quarter. Memory Corruption Led the Way […]

Vulnerability Intelligence Roundup: Five lessons learned since Log4Shell

As the holiday season approaches, my family has a tradition of watching all of our favorite holiday movies—my favorite being Home Alone. It is the time for festive decorations, eggnog, and large heartwarming feasts with family and friends. Sadly, though, it is going to take a lot more than your aunt’s mystery casserole to ward […]

Q3 2022 Vulnerability Roundup

The curtain has fallen on the third quarter (Q3) of 2022, and it’s time to report the trends and highlights gleaned from Digital Shadows (now ReliaQuest)’ vulnerability intelligence. Q3 was characterized by dozens of zero-day vulnerabilities, including the continued exploitation of the high-profile Follina vulnerability (CVE-2022-30190) that debuted in the second quarter of 2022. For […]

What is Vulnerability Intelligence?

Picture this: it’s a Monday morning, and you’ve just found out that a critical vulnerability was announced on your favorite security news site. Let’s suppose that the announcement of this vulnerability coincided with the presentation of a proof-of-concept (PoC) that takes advantage of this vulnerability. By Monday afternoon, your network logs are flush with the […]

Preventing Ransomware: Preventing the 300 at Thermopylae

Ransomware, Ransomware, Ransomware   Unless you’ve been on a quiet sabbatical or otherwise offline and not watching the news for the last year or so, it’s been the talk of the town. Ransomware is one of those recent topics that has left cybersecurity circles to hit the public consciousness. It’s been all over the media, […]