Blacklisting Limitations: Poor Cisco Fixes and Korean 0-days

Using blacklisting to fix vulnerabilities is rarely the right approach. That should not come as a surprise to anyone, and we all know variants of the saying: “The developer has to determine all cases of bad input; the attacker just has to determine the one that was missed.” Yet this does not stop vendors from […]

200,000th Vulnerability Added To VulnDB (And Why You Should Care)

VulnDB is the most complete and timely vulnerability intelligence available

RICHMOND, VA, March 29, 2019 — Risk Based Security today announced the addition of the 200,000th vulnerability to VulnDB, the preeminent database of vulnerability intelligence. This significant record highlights the scale of the security challenges faced by organizations, and the sheer volume of data that they need to be able to process. “With over 4,800 […]

More Than 22,000 Vulnerabilities Disclosed In 2018

Risk Based Security today announced the publication of its 2018 Year End Vulnerability QuickView Report, showing over 22,000 new vulnerabilities were disclosed during the year. While approximately 33% of published vulnerabilities received a CVSSv2 score of 7 or above, the number of vulnerabilities scoring 9 or above declined for the third year in a row. […]

Over 6,500 Data Breaches and More Than 5 Billion Records Exposed in 2018

Risk Based Security today announced the release of its Year End 2018 Data Breach QuickView Report, showing there were 6,515 publicly disclosed data compromise events through December 31, 2018, exposing over 5 billion sensitive records. While the year ended below 2017’s high mark of 6,728 reported breaches, a continuing slow trickle of new breach information […]

The Good, The Bad & The Ugly: Q3 2018 Cyber Security Data Breach Update Now Available via Webinar

  Need a quick recap of 2018’s year to date breach activity? Risk Based Security’s Inga Goddijn takes a deep dive into relevant breach trends and shares interesting and useful information from our latest Q3 2018 Data Breach Quick View Report. The principals at Risk Based Security have been tracking data breaches for over a […]

On Pace To Break 20k Mark For Disclosed Vulnerabilities

The number of vulnerabilities through Q3 of 2018, though significant and on track to be over 20,000, is down from the same time last year and will likely fall short of the record-breaking 2017 year end numbers of more than 22,000 disclosed vulnerabilities, according to Risk Based Security. Today, Risk Based Security announced the public […]

[Webinar] The Data Breach Landscape – Trends and Highlights Through September 2018

The Q3 2018 Data Breach QuickView Report was released last week. Let’s dig in and talk about what it all means! Join us this Wednesday for a fun and informative look at the breaches and trends shaping the data loss landscape through the third quarter of 2018. Webinar At A Glance: Wednesday, November 14, 2018 […]

Though 2018 Will Likely Not Surpass 2017 Numbers – Still Significant Year For Breach Activity

The number of publicly reported breaches keeps pace with recent years while a staggering 3.6 billion records are exposed. Risk Based Security today announced the release of its 2018 Q3 Data Breach QuickView report, showing there have been 3,676 publicly disclosed data compromise events through September 30. Breach activity continues at a consistent pace for […]

5-Star Ratings – Just How Vulnerable Is That Shiny New Application?

Star-based ratings are everywhere you look these days. From hotel and restaurant reviews to doctors and lawyers, practically every service and seller imaginable is subject to some sort of performance score. These rating systems are so familiar in fact that they have become the de facto shorthand for making fast judgements about the quality of […]

ABC Film Crews Leave Hospitals on the Hook for HIPAA Fines

Who: Boston Medical Center, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and Massachusetts General Hospital How many records impacted: Undisclosed Timeline: Occurred: 10/1/2014 Discovered by the Organization: Unconfirmed Publicly Reported: September 20, 2018 What Happened: Trauma centers are fascinating places. Lives very often hang in the balance, with highly skilled teams of professionals working frenetically to ensure this […]