Posted on Sep 7, 2018
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IF YOU THINK THE THREAT LANDSCAPE IS
IMPROVING? THINK AGAIN

Threat Landscape: Virtually no firm is immune from severe exploits

Of the 103,786 vulnerabilities published on the CVE List since it began, 5,898 (5.7%) were exploited in the wild according to research from our recently released Threat Landscape Report. With over 100,000 known exploits, most organizations cannot patch vulnerabilities fast enough to keep up. This indicates that cybercriminals are not only developing new technologies and strategies to exploit potential victims, but they are also becoming more selective in the way they leverage those exploits, focusing on those that will generate the biggest bang for the buck.

Such information can be extremely valuable when it comes to prioritizing patching vulnerabilities. If criminals aren’t exploiting the vast majority of vulnerabilities, then fixing everything—beyond being impossible—is not the right approach. Instead, it is essential to incorporate the knowledge of what they are exploiting through threat intelligence services such as the ones provided by FortiGuard Labs into the decision-making process. Organizations can then couple such threat intelligence with Security Rating Services that provide real-time insights on security preparedness across all security elements to take a much more proactive and strategic approach to vulnerability remediation.

This conclusion is just one of the highlights taken from the latest Fortinet Threat Landscape Report. The FortiGuard Labs team processes over 65 trillion security events per year using advanced techniques and patented technologies—including one of the most advanced self-learning systems in the world—to extract timely and relevant threat intelligence, seek out avenues of attack and discover emerging threats. Fortinet then collects and publishes those finding quarterly, highlighting critical takeaways for organizations of all sizes and industries.

At Citon we understand the threat landscape. We have spent almost a quarter of a century working to enhance security. Our roster of partners are knowledgeable, smart and fast.  If you are in a crisis or want to tighten your security before a breach, we can help.

If you’d like to Download the full report. Read the news release announcing the report.

Thanks to our friends over at Fortinet for the research into the current threat landscape.  

Hint: These guys are good!