Vulnerability Assessment and Operations Security

Vulnerability assessment continues to remain a challenge today for many organizations with 90% of successful attacks are against known vulnerabilities. Internet based applications are the most at risk for example Browsers and Browser plug-ins such as Java and Flash, and should be considered a high priority to patch.

Application Complexity causes delays in testing patches as well as Reporting Compliance remains a challenge to ensure you are protected.

Applications like Adobe, Google, Java, common web browsers and browser plugins/extensions are some of the most vulnerable applications and therefore the applications targeted by cyber crime organizations. If you are using these applications then you should consider it a high priority to patching these applications to stay protected and safe.

When people think about security breaches, they often think about vulnerabilities in Microsoft operating systems and applications. While hackers primarily targeted vulnerabilities in Microsoft operating systems and applications in the past, they have increasingly turned their attention to vulnerabilities affecting commonly used Windows applications from vendors other than Microsoft because Microsoft has become more adept at minimizing the number of zero day vulnerabilities and mechanisms have been developed to effectively remediate such vulnerabilities.

The National Vulnerability Database, ranks the 15 most vulnerable applications based on the total number of vulnerabilities and severity of those vulnerabilities. While the list does include three Microsoft applications (Internet Explorer, Office and Visio), you can see that the vast majority of applications on the list are from vendors other than Microsoft. To highlight the key commonality here is many of these you can see are Internet Based applications.

Service Benefits

As ESC Cyber Security we help organizations find the right balance between Security and Operations to implement an effective Vulnerability Assessment and patch management process to ensure that the highest risk vulnerabilities are addressed in the right priority.

Given the multiple of applications involved, patch management can be a significant and time-consuming endeavor. In order to effectively tackle the challenges involved in patch management, it’s important to use a focused, best practices based approach. One such approach is the “4A model”.

Service Deliverables

  1. A vulnerability assessment report on unpatched systems

  2. Patch Best Practices and recommendations

  3. Assess, Analysis, Operations and Advancements of patching systems

  4. Zero Day Vulnerability Process

Pricing Model

One-Time fee and Subscriptions Models 

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