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Misconfigurations and components with known vulnerabilities have been a persistent issue for organizations over the last couple of years. They’ve even achieved a respectable place 6 and 9 in the OWASP top 10. The list summarizes the most critical vulnerabilities to applications. The most common types of misconfigurations include: Unpatched systems and applications.Poorly configured network devices.Default account credentials (usernames and passwords).Unprotected files and directories. The majority of cyber-attacks targets these known and fixable vulnerabilities. These…

Misconfigurations and components with known vulnerabilities have been a persistent issue for organizations over the last couple of years. They’ve even achieved a respectable place 6 and 9 in the OWASP top 10. The list summarizes the most critical vulnerabilities to applications. The most common types of misconfigurations include: Unpatched systems and applicationsPoorly configured network devicesDefault account credentials (usernames and passwords)Unprotected files and directories The majority of cyber-attacks targets these known and fixable vulnerabilities. These…

How many software bugs are too many? In the process of coding software, the unavoidable will happen: the code contains bugs. Luckily not all bugs are problematic. The top 50 vendors have an average of 48 vulnerabilities in each product. Most of the time this will only impact or limit the way the application should work. However, in some occasions a vulnerability can be exploited. This is a problem that should not be underestimated. We…

When an individual connects their device to the internet, they probably don’t give much thought to the fact that their device is now part of a corporate network – just to access their favorite social media platform. For organizations though, it is important to actively manage all hardware assets so only authorized devices can access the network and unmanaged devices can be detected and prevented from gaining access. Knowledge itself is power.Francis Bacon Before you…