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Thursday, April 18 • 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Evolving beyond the vulnerability whack-a-mole game

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With more than 197,000 known vulnerabilities published and over 22,000 new disclosures in 2018, organizations must make constant risk decisions. In fact, each day organizations have to ensure they are aware of approximately 60 new vulnerabilities, evaluate the potential impact to their organization’s products, and then determine if it warrants action. This task is daunting even to large, well staffed organizations and thus typically decisions are not made at all or delayed. While understanding vulnerability data, prioritizing and fixing issues remains extremely important. It is a must that organizations evolve beyond the Whack-a-Mole approach to vulnerability management in their products. To enable this, a move to a strategic approach is required that focuses on problem management and root cause analysis. Insights derived from vulnerability intelligence provide the capabilities for software risk ratings and answering important questions such as: Which vendors/products are the ones that are most likely to cause a data breach? Which vendors/products cost the most to maintain securely? Which vendors fix issues quickly in products rather than leave organization vulnerable? Which vendors/products are investing in secure coding? Are there products and component that should be removed from the organization?

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Jake Kouns

Jake is the founder of RVAsec and was previously the CEO for Risk Based Security that provides vulnerabilities and data breach intelligence. He previously oversaw the operations of the Open Sourced Vulnerability Database (OSVDB.org) and DataLossDB. Kouns has presented at many well-known... Read More →

Thursday April 18, 2019 3:30pm - 4:00pm HST
Halele'a Room (Salon 2) 3610 Rice Street, Lihue, Hawaii 96766, USA