Tag Archives: vulnerability management

Reporting on Risk: One Metric to Bind Them All

Ed Bellis    January 11, 2016

In my previous post, I discussed ways that organizations have typically reported on risk: namely, talking about the number of closed vulnerabilities. I discussed how most stakeholders (and particularly non-technical executives) can’t make heads nor tails out of that kind of reporting. So what’s the best way to truly report on risk? Your first step is to understand the criticality… Read more »

How Reporting on Risk to the Board is Being Done Today

Ed Bellis    January 4, 2016

When I ran security at Orbitz, reporting on risk was always a challenge. My team wanted to ensure that we had a clear way to paint a picture of the organization’s exposure to risk—as well as describe the actions we had taken, month by month, in order to reduce that risk. But frankly, we weren’t very good at it. We… 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 »

New Kenna Research: The Remediation Gap

Greg Howard    October 12, 2015

Following on our work in this year’s Verizon Data Breach Information Report, Kenna recently published a kind of sequel: “The Remediation Gap: Why Companies Are Losing the Battle Against Non-targeted Attacks.” Authored by our chief data scientist Michael Roytman, the report examined the proliferation of non-targeted attacks and companies’ ability to counter these threats through quick remediation. Kenna analyzed 50,000… Read more »

Vulnerability Reporting for the Masses

Greg Howard    October 2, 2015

Don’t just rely on vulnerability counts to understand your exposure to threats and exploits—visualize your trending risk in real-time with trending reports. Our new trend reports are the best place to understand your true level of risk. Find out what your historical score has been, where you are currently, and where you are trending. And see the impact of your remediations, all… 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 »

Catching Bees with Honey – One HoneyPot Farm’s Quest to Protect the Net

David Hunt    June 11, 2015

They say you can catch more bees with honey than vinegar. On the web, that bee is someone hacking through the layers of the web itself. The honey is the vulnerability of poorly secured websites and servers. When lucky, the hacker finds a way to get to the data and can harvest it for his or her own benefit. But… 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 »

New! Features that Will Improve Your Vulnerability Prioritization

Andrea Bailiff-Gush    March 5, 2015

Today, we’re announcing new statuses, filters and displays that will impact how you sift through scan data, prioritize vulnerabilities and communicate with your team. New! Vulnerability Statuses We’ve added two new vulnerability statuses that will make it even easier for your team to track the lifecycle of a vulnerability: risk accepted & false positive. These statuses are flagged by the end user… Read more »