Category Archives: Vulnerability Management

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 »

Secret #5 of Vulnerability Scanning: You Can Actually Prioritize, Rather Than Just Analyze

Ed Bellis    January 20, 2015

This is the third post by Ed Bellis in a three-part series on Vulnerability Scanning. To view all five secrets and two common “gotchas” of vulnerability scanning, please click here. Typically, security teams spend tons of time putting together Excel spreadsheets and swimming through countless rows of data. Doing so will get the job done, eventually…kind of. But the problem is, as… Read more »

Secret #4 of Vulnerability Scanning: Don’t Dump-and-Run, Make It Consumable

Ed Bellis    January 15, 2015

This is the second post by Ed Bellis in a three-part series on Vulnerability Scanning. To view all five secrets and two common “gotchas” of vulnerability scanning, please click here. You know what I’m talking about when I talk about the infamous dump-and-run. “Here’s your 300-page PDF with a laundry list of every vulnerability known to man!” From what I’ve… Read more »

Secret #1 of Vulnerability Scanning: CVSS Is Only Part of the Picture

Ed Bellis    January 8, 2015

This is the first post by Ed Bellis in a three-part series on Vulnerability Scanning. To view all five secrets and two common “gotchas” of vulnerability scanning, please click here. Information security can be a thankless job. I know, I’ve lived it first-hand. When I ran Security at Orbitz, it was absolutely critical that my team and I stayed on top of… Read more »