Fraud & Identity Fraud & Identity



Fraud & Identity Industry News

TMCNet:  NopSec Releases the 2017 State of Vulnerability Risk Management Report

[September 13, 2017]

NopSec Releases the 2017 State of Vulnerability Risk Management Report

NEW YORK, Sept. 13, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- NopSec, a world leader in cybersecurity analytics, threat and vulnerability risk management and remediation, today released a new report, "The 2017 State of Vulnerability Risk Management."

NopSec's 2017 State of Vulnerability Risk Management Report

The report reveals emerging threat intelligence sources, security threats by industry, and the rising correlation of social media and cyber threats. Conducted by NopSec Labs, the report analyzes over a million unique vulnerabilities, 100 unique dark web properties, and nearly 90,000 vulnerabilities contained in the National Vulnerability Database over a 20-year period.

"Through NopSec's dedicated research efforts and technology innovation, organizations can effectively prioritize and remediate security threats and vulnerabilities by leveraging advanced intelligent automation and machine learning," notes NopSec's CTO, Michelangelo Sidagni. "Our mission is to empower cyber security and risk professionals to make better decisions to reduce their cyer risk exposure. In this sense, not all vulnerabilities are created equal."


Top findings include:

  • Dark Web data is an emerging threat intelligence source for cybersecurity companies to evaluate how important vulnerabilities are even if they do not have public exploits associated to them.
  • Relying solely on the CVSS Base Score makes it impossible to accurately prioritize vulnerability risks at scale for organizations of all sizes.
  • Social media has remained a top platform for cybersecurity professionals to evaluate the risks associated with emerging vulnerabilities.
  • Application-related vulnerabilities remain a top priority for organizations to remediate, as recent security breaches also demonstrated.

"Vulnerabilities and their exploitation are still the root cause of most breaches," notes Gartner analyst Craig Lawson. "IT security leaders should refocus their attention on how vulnerabilities are being managed and should track this metric to provide visibility as to how to reduce the biggest risks of being breached."*

Download the Report and Register for the Webinar to explore the findings in more detail.

*Gartner, It's Time to Align Your Vulnerability Management Priorities With the Biggest Threats, Craig Lawson, 09 September 2016

ABOUT NOPSEC

NopSec provides automated IT security control measurement and risk remediation solutions to help businesses protect their IT environments from security breaches. The company's flagship SaaS product, Unified VRM, utilizes passive analysis, active exploitation and contextual enrichment that enables security teams to visually forecast threat risk, and dramatically reduce the time to remediation of critical security vulnerabilities across infrastructure and applications. For more information, visit www.nopsec.com or follow us on Twitter @nopsec.

 

View original content with multimedia:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/nopsec-releases-the-2017-state-of-vulnerability-risk-management-report-300518243.html

SOURCE NopSec


[ Back To Fraud & Identity's Homepage ]




Industry Insights

(MobileID) Proactive Fraud Prevention

Interconnect-related fraud such as International Revenue Share Fraud (IRSF) and PBX hacking fraud continue to be a billion dollar problem to the telecom industry.

(Defender Shield) Defense solutions for the modern SMS ecosystem

SMS is a ubiquitous communication method for person-to-person (P2P) text messaging, which has been in use globally for nearly 20 years.

(Defender Shield) Preventing Grey Routes and the Multi-billion dollar Threat

The convenience of mobile messaging has brought communication efficiency to billions of consumers worldwide. As is often the case with widely accepted technologies; however, convenience can provide a vulnerable gateway to fraudulent activity.

Product Documents

Asset Protect

While unlimited or high-volume voice and SMS plans offer great value to subscribers, sometimes fraudsters exploit these plans to avoid paying termination and interconnect fees.

Defender Shield

In a world with ever-increasing Application-to-Person (A2P) messaging needs and competition, improving customer satisfaction and eliminating revenue leakage is key for protecting SMS profits.

MobileID

Accurate and cost-efficient routing of voice calls and SMS is critical. Unfortunately, gathering reliable routing data on ported numbers and keeping up with constant changes in number plans is expensive and time-consuming.

Fraud Solutions

Communications fraud is a $20B annual global problem and growing. Companies are looking for peace of mind so that their business and their customers are protected from the onslaught of technology crime that is damaging their reputations and their balance sheets.