Part Human, Part Machine: Leverage Automation To Bolster Your Defense

The sophistication of cybersecurity threats has outpaced the development of conventional security tools. Aside from automated and commoditized hacking methods such as file-based malware, botnets and viruses, advanced persistent threats (APTs) have also risen to become threats to anyone’s security. APTs are persistent malicious actors that attempt to gain access to sensitive information and infrastructure over a period of time.  

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Vulnerability Remediation, Meet Automation

Automated vulnerability remediation helps organizations build and implement a risk-focused, contextual and effective vulnerability management program. Therefore, this will help them decide on the effective vulnerability remediation approach based on assets, security patches and security updates across common vulnerabilities.

CVSS: The Vulnerability Dartboard

An Overview of CVSS Score

The Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) is the industry standard for scoring the severity of a vulnerability. In this article, we will take a closer look at this score. 

What is CVSS Severity?

The Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) offers a way to capture the major features of a vulnerability and produce a numerical score showcasing its severity. The numerical score can then be translated into a qualitative representation such as low, medium, high and critical to assist companies to effectively assess and prioritize their vulnerability management processes.

The Past, Present, and Future of the CVSS

The Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) offers a way for companies to assess the fundamental features of a vulnerability and produce a numerical score showcasing its severity. The CVSS has proven to be beneficial to assess vulnerabilities and to standardize security policies. But, it has also shown some inadequacies in addressing the needs of users outside of traditional IT environments. 

Measuring the Severity of Vulnerabilities: Changes in CVSS 3.1

Common Vulnerability Scoring System (SVSS) version 3.0 framework was the last one that was published by the organization responsible for creating it. It was created by the Forum of Incident Response and Security Teams (FIRST). 

Will CVSS v3 Change Everything?

Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) allows companies to make use of a common language when dealing with vulnerability threats. Since it was created in 2003, CVSS has been widely implemented by many companies. 

Breaking Down the Common Vulnerability Scoring System

Vulnerability is a weakness in software, hardware, procedures or personnel. But, not all vulnerabilities are the same. Some vulnerability has system administrators scrambling to deploy a patch, while some are not worth fixing. 

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