If All Is Quiet, Are You Really Secure? Understanding Zero-Day Vulnerabilities

  • Webcast Aired Thursday, 11 Dec 2014 3:00PM EST (11 Dec 2014 20:00 UTC)
  • Speakers: Jayson Jean, Michael Roytman

One of the biggest challenges facing security teams today is stayingup-to-date on the ever-changing security threat landscape. Cyber criminalsnow have access to a massive arsenal of zero-day vulnerabilities, and theyare being sold on the open market to the highest bidder. And according toVerisign iDefense research, over 80% of those zero-day vulnerabilitiesdetected are classified as \high severity."

Knowing that the zero-day market place is thriving changes the dialogue from"zero-days are too rare and infrequent to spend time on", to "they arealready here and you might just not know it". It's no longer a question ofif you will encounter zero-days, but how do you plan to locate, prioritizeand remediate the ones already knocking on your door. The only defense ishaving advanced knowledge of exactly which attacks are most likely to besuccessfully launched against your environment and leveraging a risk-basedprioritization method to shrink your attack surface.

In this webinar, attendees will hear from Versign's Jayson Jean, Director ofVulnerability Management and Risk I/O's Michael Roytman, Data Scientist asthey illustrate the need for zero-day awareness, including:

  • The discovery of a zero-day and its potential impact.
  • Using zero-day vulnerability information to detect critical risks inyour environment.
  • Understanding which part of your infrastructure is impacted.
  • Suggested actions to take while waiting for a fix to becomeavailable.
  • Evaluating and communicating both the likelihood and impact to yourorganization