Category Archives: Vulnerability Management

Must-Have Metrics for Vulnerability Management: Part I

Ed Bellis    March 29, 2016

In this series of blog posts, we’ll cover the must-have metrics for vulnerability management. The rising cadence of automated attacks means that security teams need to strive to make their own practices as precise and metric-driven as possible. Pouring through spreadsheets and creating 500-page PDFs is no longer enough to ensure that critical vulnerabilities are remediated in time. But what’s… Read more »

Enhanced Reporting Capabilities in Kenna: It’s All About Risk

Greg Howard    March 9, 2016

We’re thrilled to announce our new reporting capabilities today. Kenna has always been an unparalleled platform for vulnerability prioritization–enabling security teams to identify their most critical vulnerabilities and take the right actions to help remediate them. But with the introduction of our new reports, Kenna becomes something else: a security analytics platform that helps organizations measure, monitor, and track their… Read more »

A Holiday Poem about…Vulnerability Management?

Greg Howard    December 11, 2015

We sent out a little poem to our customers, and we thought you might want to see it. Any resemblance to widely known holiday poems, either living or dead, is entirely coincidental. t’s almost year end, and you must understand Security pros everywhere are tired of their scans We’re talking Qualys, Nessus —Rapid7 too— Producing too much data and making… Read more »

Podcast: Closing the Remediation Gap

Greg Howard    November 30, 2015

Our lead data scientist Michael Roytman just participated in a fun podcast called Cybercrime & Business, in which he discusses one of the biggest challenges around vulnerability management: the time it takes organizations to remediate vulnerabilities, or the remediation gap. Michael talks about his research and how even “conservative” estimates found that the window of opportunity for many exploits remains significant: On… Read more »

Five Common Vulnerability Management Mistakes to Avoid

Ed Bellis    July 21, 2015

Vulnerability Management is often undersourced and undertooled, and yet stands at the epicenter of protecting the organization from a breach. Bringing to bear best practices can mean the difference between success and failure, but what does “best practices” mean and what evidence exists that supports them? In the trenches as former CISO of Orbitz as well as my work with… Read more »

The Three CVEs that You’re Not Paying Attention to (But Probably Should)

Michael Roytman    June 17, 2015

The Risk I/O philosophy is all about fixing what matters – that is, using data to make decisions that make the most of the limited actions you can take in a day, a week, a month. It’s not about the sheer volume of vulnerabilities that your team closes — it’s closing the ones that reduce your overall risk the most…. Read more »

Vulnerability Management for the Midsize

Ed Bellis    March 19, 2015

It’s not fair. The big companies have the teams, the tools, and the processes required in order to run a best-in-class vulnerability management program. But guess what? The bad guys don’t care about how big you are. In fact, non-targeted exploits accounted for 75% of the breaches from Verizon’s 2013 Data Breach Investigation Report—meaning even mid-sized companies are equally or… Read more »

Vulnerability Cage Match

Andrea Bailiff-Gush    March 10, 2015

Sometimes you want to see the status of your open vulnerabilities across the various assets in your environment. And operating system continues to be an important datapoint. That’s why we’ve improved the TagView dashboard. With a new name, Compare, and an expanded set of filters (we’ve added the ability to filter by assets running a specific operating system) you can… Read more »

What You Miss When You Rely on CVSS Scores

Michael Roytman    February 26, 2015

Effective prioritization of vulnerabilities is essential to staying ahead of your attackers. While your threat intelligence might expose a wealth of information about attackers and attack paths, integrating it into decision-making is no easy task. Too often, we make the mistake of taking the data given to us for granted – and this has disastrous consequences. In this blog post,… Read more »