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76% of vulnerabilities exploited in 2022 were up to 13 years old

Something as common and widely known as a software update can prevent major cyberattacks from happening, as they incorporate patches that fix system vulnerabilities. Prioritizing updates may seem a burdensome and inconvenient task for users, because computers and servers have to restart to perform installation, which interrupts users when they are working.


3 Tips for Enterprise Patch Management

We have recently concluded the first quarter of 2023, and there have already been over 250 patches for the many components and flavours of Microsoft’s operating systems, as well as a handful of patches for Adobe, Apple, and Android. If you are a computer professional, you have also had to patch various other enterprise-class hardware and software assets in your environment. With all of the technology we have today, installing software updates has become a near-daily, full-time activity.


Patch now! The Mirai IoT botnet is exploiting TP-Link routers

Businesses should patch their TP-Link routers as soon as possible, after the revelation that a legendary IoT botnet is targeting them for recruitment. The notorious Mirai botnet, which hijacks control of vulnerable IoT devices, is now exploiting TP-Link Archer AX21 routers to launch distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks.


Patching: the unfinished security business of the manufacturing industry

The industrial sector is one of the largest, most diverse and changing segments of the global economy. It is also one of the main targets for cybercriminals. Industrial sites and factories continue to transform and digitize, which means that more and more critical assets and infrastructure are being connected to the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). This has raised security concerns about operational technology (OT) in manufacturing, which is increasingly at risk.

Under the Wing: Taking on Patch Tuesdays with Falcon Spotlight

Microsoft’s Patch Tuesday is dreaded by every security team. With dozens of new patches inundating your team every month, how do you know which to prioritize? CrowdStrike combines the power of our world-class machine learning and our unparalleled intelligence to arm every customer with the insight they need to prioritize patches and take action. In this Under the Wing episode, you’ll learn how CrowdStrike enables you to protect your organization with Falcon Spotlight.

Why Tanium is an Outperformer in GigaOm's New Patch Management Report

Patch management is an essential prerequisite for continuous cyber risk mitigation. But it’s not getting any easier. That makes finding the right security partner an essential task for any IT operations leader. But this too is fraught with difficulty in a market saturated with vendors. This is where independent market analysis can be invaluable.

How Patching Thwarts Cyber Attackers

At SecurityScorecard, we analyzed open vulnerabilities across the entire Internet. Here are some of our shocking discoveries: Furthermore, on average, it takes these organizations a year to fix 50% of the vulnerabilities. That's why hackers often have the upper hand. Solution? Build a mature program that: Got questions? Let me know in the comments below. SecurityScorecard is the global leader in cybersecurity ratings and the only service with over 12 million companies continuously rated. The company is headquartered in New York and operates in 64 countries around the globe.
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Linux security: How the third-most-used OS in the world has become the number one target of cyberattacks

If we were to ask a bunch of people to choose a computer, they would most likely go with a Windows or Mac machine. The possibility of them choosing a Linux machine is slim. This is directly reflected in recent desktop adoption trends as well. Linux accounts for only 2.14% of all desktop operating systems (OSs) while its counterparts, Windows and Mac, occupy about 75.23% and 15.86% respectively.