Three common types of software make you more vulnerable than you realize. While complete and thorough vulnerability management is next to impossible, a few simple steps go a long way toward reducing risk. Download this ebook to discover what steps to take to begin evolving away from patch management toward software and vulnerability management.
The hidden threat in securing your infrastructure from vulnerabilities lies with IT’s difficulty in managing third-party software.
2017 was billed as the worst on record for cybersecurity. No doubt, the continued rise of modern threat vectors has IT on high alert. In essence, IT professionals view their role as responsible for keeping the door shut. However, even with IT administrators keenly aware that most exploits can be averted simply by keeping the environment current, the task is no small feat and often isn’t done as well as it needs to be.
Countless studies and analyst recommendations suggest the value of improving security during the software development life cycle rather than trying to address vulnerabilities in software discovered after widespread adoption and deployment. The justification is clear.For software vendors, costs are incurred both directly and indirectly from security flaws found in their products. Reassigning development resources to create and distribute patches can often cost software vendors millions of dollars, while successful exploits of a single vulnerability have in some cases caused billions of dollars in losses to businesses worldwide. Vendors blamed for vulnerabilities in their product's source code face losses in credibility, brand image, and competitive advantage.
Published By: Flexera
Published Date: Sep 16, 2016
Download this white paper to learn more about these three steps to securing software patches:
Play to strengths and know your weaknesses
Prioritize for Bottom Line Value
Design a Process to Support Desired Outcomes
To win the ongoing war against hackers and cyber criminals, IT professionals must do two things: Deploy and maintain endpoint security tools with the latest updates, and ensure the software applications running in their networks have the latest available patches.
Oracle Engineered Systems are architected to work as a unified whole, so organizations can hit the ground running after deployment. Organizations choose how they want to consume the infrastructure: on-premises, in a public cloud, or in a public cloud located inside the customer’s data center and behind their firewall using Oracle’s “Cloud at Customer” offering. Oracle Exadata and Zero Data Loss Recovery Appliance (Recovery Appliance) offer an attractive alternative to do-it-yourself deployments. Together, they provide an architecture designed for scalability, simplified management, improved cost of ownership, reduced downtime, zero-data loss, and an increased ability to keep software updated with security and patching.
Download this whitepaper to discover ten capabilities to consider for protecting your Oracle Database Environments.
There are no flawless software systems or applications. When flaws result in security vulnerabilities, threat actors exploit them to compromise those systems and applications and, by extension, the endpoints on which they reside. Although software vendors issue vulnerability patches to remediate those flaws, many organizations do not apply all available patches to their production environments.
Published By: BMC ESM
Published Date: Aug 20, 2009
BMC Service Automation automates repetitive, manual tasks (such as provisioning, patching and compliance) to reduce the margin for error, allowing IT to get things done more quickly, and across organizational silos. Software Consultant Ron Coleman provides a demonstration and discusses the key points of Service Automation from BMC Software.
Professionals in the lumber and building materials (LBM) industry know that getting the job done right is all about having the right tools. Lumber and business materials manufacturers and distributors need intuitive software that’s smart enough to simplify the complexities of your business, leverage data to gain valuable sales insight, and deliver exceptional customer service.
Epicor BisTrack software is uniquely optimized to help LBM retailers, pro dealers, and distributors grow your business. Learn about the LBM industry-specific functionality that BisTrack offers, like:
• Supporting pro dealers and distributors
• Optimizing inventory and purchasing
• Managing and tracking customer relationships
• Improving delivery dispatch efficiency
• Introducing mobility and mobile access
Take the tour today to see how Epicor BisTrack can help your business.
Published By: Flexera
Published Date: Jun 14, 2016
How much does your organization know about the software vulnerabilities that put data and users at risk? Chances are it is less than you think. Software vulnerability management can significantly reduce enterprise risk, and this paper offers a risk reduction plan, demonstrates why vulnerability management is important today, and offers eye-opening statistics as to the nature and breadth of the issue.
It is not surprising that keeping data secure and keeping users safe continues to challenge organizations of every size and type. There has been an explosion in the number of applications used to conduct business in recent years. This multidimensional expansion includes continued growth in mobile devices and enterprise application spending exposing new attack surfaces that malware can prey upon.
Banks want to use technology to work smarter, better and faster to maintain regulatory compliance, reduce risk and increase productivity. Automated IT systems management is helping them reach those goals in a seamless, efficient manner.
Cyber criminals constantly look for ways to attack systems through flaws in browsers, operating systems, and other software. Software vendors patch flaws as quickly as they can. If you don't apply their patches, you're asking for trouble. Watch htis video to learn more.
Patching is a key strategy for managing vulnerabilities and ensuring enterprise-wide security. Unfortunately, there are often so many flaws in software that patching becomes an overwhelming process.
This white paper describes an approach to patch management that allows you to prioritize vulnerabilities that pose the greatest risk and accelerate the speed at which patches are applied. Also inside, find ten steps to improve patching – read on to learn more.
Published By: AuditBoard
Published Date: Nov 26, 2018
Affecting over 200,000 machines in more than 150 countries, the ransomware known as Wanna Decryptor, or “WannaCry,” became the largest cybersecurity attack in history in May 2017. The malicious software locked out users from critical data, and demanded a ransom payment to unlock the contents. Governments, hospitals, and corporations scrambled to address the attack and prevent the infection from spreading. Ironically, the virus’ execution method was simple: it exploited a vulnerable Windows SMB protocol to spread – an exploit Microsoft had addressed two months prior to the attack with the release of a patch.
Published By: Evolveware
Published Date: Nov 06, 2006
Software analysis, documentation, migration, upgrades or replacements are daunting and risky endeavors because they are primarily manual and time-consuming. EvolveWare’s S2T Technology provides a solution to these problems with tools that automate the process up to 90%, thus reducing the time and cost of such initiatives by as much as 40-60%.
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