How to eliminate high-risk security attacks in real-time
how to eliminate high-risk security attacks in real-time blog post
March 8, 2022

The trick to eliminating high-risk security attacks is to properly identify vulnerabilities before cybercriminals can begin to exploit them.

Most organizations begin to take action when a security attack is either imminent or has actually occurred. They probably aren’t familiar with Murphy’s law stating “Anything that can go wrong will go wrong”. Organizations of any size must work harder to use threat identification solutions and strategies to regain control of their IT environment.

The biggest reason for this? Dangerous threat actors and cybercriminals are taking the same approach to exploit an organization’s vulnerabilities. Threat actors use the same advanced methods and technology to see through your defenses and locate vulnerabilities that they can infiltrate through, either right away or into the future.

According to the SANS Vulnerability Management Survey of 2020 noted security consultant and author David Hazar, only 61.2% of organizations have a formal, internal vulnerability management program in place. Meanwhile, only 2% of business security management protocol includes an equivalent program that is managed by a third-party provider such as an MSP or solution providers as of November of 2020. This survey polled security professionals from all sizes and across all industries globally found “a disconnect in the understanding of the cloud shared responsibility model for infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS), with nearly 22% of respondents claiming the cloud provider is responsible for vulnerability management.”

Other key findings in the survey include:

  •  A lack of involvement of audit, risk, and compliance in traditional virtual machines;
  •  Ignoring of application security and application vulnerability management; and
  • The lack of confidence by many organizations in the maturity of their patch and configuration management capabilities.

For Managed Services Providers (MSPs) and other IT solution providers, there is an opportunity to get in front of your customers with a solution that effectively discovers, assesses, prioritizes, and patches critical, real-time vulnerabilities across any on-premise, cloud-based or hybrid IT environment.

The new Vulnerability Detection Response (VDR) solution gets MSPs and channel partners ahead of the game when it comes to protecting their customers. Using a market-based process, this new tool was built for MSPs and solution providers to improve effective vulnerability management to the organizations they serve. Long known for its fixed cost, software solutions, Jolera’s Secure IT™ – Vulnerability Detection Response (VDR) is a turnkey solution for MSPs and solution providers that offers a quick and advanced cyber security foundation for today’s hybrid and distributed IT environments.

Powered by Qualys technology, the new Secure IT™ – VDR solution specializes in understanding, reducing, and reprioritizing. This new technology understands the attack features and environment, reduces the attack surface, prioritizes the organization’s remediation action plan, and finally delves into asset inventory and scanning of the environment to identify all new potential threats.

Asset inventory scanning is a key new feature in Secure IT™ – VDR, as it is a highly critical task within security efforts. Case in point, the US military leaving “top secret” data unprotected on an unsecured cloud storage system back in 2017. Several reasons were given for this security breach. From misconfiguration of the system to basic human error, the reasons did not change the outcome. It did leave classified data, public keys, and passwords from vital American agencies such as the U.S. military, U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command, along with a joint U.S. Army, National Security Agency (NSA) and U.S. Defense Department group to anyone with an Internet connection.

This episode could have easily been avoided with a solution such as Secure IT™ VDR. Instead of running the risk that a staff member would apply an incorrect patch or entirely forget to patch the storage system, this solution provides automatic correlation of vulnerabilities and patches. This feature helps to both dramatically decrease remediation response time and identify the latest superseded patches.

The solution also comes with the global Jolera team of security experts and local vulnerability management plans that provides continuous evaluation and vulnerability containment.

MSPs and solution providers are now able to deliver world-class services for discovery, assessment, detection, and response that includes advanced threat modeling technology and advanced threat correlation. This new solution will empower your organization with safety, increased visibility of your threat landscape, and proactive vulnerability management. 

Contact us and get the peace of mind that your organization is protected.

 

By Paolo Del Nibletto

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