Vulnerability management tools simplify and automate the process of vulnerability management. While some tools focus solely on vulnerability scanning, others go beyond that to aid the entire vulnerability management process. Most products provide detailed analysis reports and charts built from scan results. Some include an...

The New York State Department of Financial Services (DFS) has been closely monitoring the ever-growing threat posed to information and financial systems by nation-states, terrorist organizations, and independent criminal actors, particularly against financial services organizations. In response, DFS established a set of rules and regulations...

Vulnerability management is an ongoing process. It is a defined and accepted framework that constitutes six phases. This allows you to identify and address vulnerabilities efficiently and in a continuous manner.  What are the steps in the vulnerability management lifecycle?  Vulnerabilities continually emerge, with new issues being...

In an ever-evolving threat landscape where cybercrooks are constantly at work to exploit any loophole, a security assessment can save businesses a lot of unnecessary headaches. According to the IBM Security Cost of a Data Breach Report 2021, businesses typically incur losses between $1 million to...

In order to protect their supply chain and its sensitive data, the United States Department of Defense (DoD) developed a cybersecurity standard, the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC). The original version has been updated to CMMC 2.0, which replaced the original requirements.   While it will take...

Almost every IT professional knows what a vulnerability is, what a vulnerability scan is, and the importance of identifying and eliminating vulnerabilities from the assets and networks they are tasked with managing. But a surprising number don’t know what vulnerability management is and why it’s...

Microsoft Windows Azure Active Directory (Windows Azure AD or Azure AD) is a cloud service that provides administrators with the ability to manage end-user identities and access privileges. Its services include core directory, access management and identity protection.   Azure AD lets IT admins control access to...