Watch out for new and trending vulnerabilities and you’ll successfully keep cyber criminals at bay!
The National Vulnerability Database (NVD) which is fed by the Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) list currently has over 177,000 entries. The numbers aren’t static: in 2021, the average of daily logged CVEs was around 50. In the first quarter of 2022, over 8,000 new vulnerabilities were published.
A vulnerability is just like an open window into your IT systems. Should a cyber criminal reach it, your business is sure to lose its credibility, data, control, production, money and so on. Double that with an ever evolving threat landscape and you’ve got yourself an undiscovered ticking time bomb in your company.
But what if we told you that there’s a way for you to stay on track with the latest news on trending vulnerabilities, take timely and efficient cyber security measures and avoid all of the above happening?
Why should you be wary of vulnerabilities?
The number of identified and reported vulnerabilities is on the rise one year after another. What is more alarming is that:
- 90% of all CVEs discovered in 2021 so far can be exploited by attackers with limited technical skills (according to Redscan analysis of NIST NVD)
- according to CVE Details, out of a little over 177,000 vulnerabilities, more than 19,000 have the CVSS critical score of 9.0–10.0. Also, 77.4% have medium and high scores between 4.0 and 8.0;
- the number of new vulnerabilities exploited in the wild increased by 24% in 2021 as compared to 2020; (Vulnerability and Threat Trends Report 2022)
- in 2021, the average Mean Time To Remediate (MTTR) internet-facing vulnerabilities was 60.3 days (for critical risk vulnerabilities, it was 50.9 days). (2021 Vulnerability Statistics Report)
Detect vulnerabilities early on with CVE Monitor!
At Bit Sentinel, we understand how important predictability and stability are for a business to grow healthily. So we developed CVE Monitor, a complementary tool in your cybersecurity arsenal, that ensures a safe and resilient environment for your business to thrive.
What is CVE Monitor?
CVE Monitor is a free early warning service that informs organisations worldwide of upcoming threats and trends in cyber security.
The platform reveals and prioritises all new vulnerabilities that appear every day and could be camouflaged in their networks.
With CVE Monitor, you’ll detect any suspicious activity as soon as possible in the attack chain and respond to it accordingly.
How does CVE Monitor work?
To provide comprehensive details about upcoming vulnerabilities and their characteristics (severity, popularity etc.), we’ve equipped CVE Monitor with some helpful features that gather relevant metrics for your business.
As a result, CVE Monitor aggregates and processes social media threat intelligence feeds and other trusted public, commercial and closed sources, combined with a proprietary system based on Machine Learning & Artificial Intelligence algorithms to predict a vulnerability’s severity from low to critical.
CVE Monitor will deliver you daily bulletins based on these four metrics:
Trend Score – a proprietary algorithm computed based on social media trends (tweets, retweets, likes, replies, hashtags, keywords, links, references).
CVSS2 Predicted Score – a proprietary algorithm that uses NLP, Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence algorithms to predict the Common Vulnerability Scoring System – CVSS v2 and Common Weakness Enumeration – CWE with high accuracy.
Official CVSS2 and CVSS3 Scores – these are metrics provided by the National Vulnerability Database and are based on a complex process that involves the verification of the vulnerability, threat classification and other collaboration activities with the industry.
How can I use CVE Monitor?
The CVE Monitor is a service for the IT team in any organisation no matter the size, the industry or the location to use.
It takes one click of a button to subscribe to the CVE Monitor Advisories and you’ll get:
- timely alerts on trending vulnerabilities that could affect your business
- valuable data regarding the evolution of their severity level based on the industry markers.
To efficiently strengthen your cyber security tech suite and strategies, we recommend for CVE Monitor to not be used in isolation, but complementary to your existing security solutions.
Why should I use CVE Monitor?
Short answer? To be 10 steps ahead of cyber criminals.
Going into more detail, you will:
- be the first to know what’s trending and use that to your advantage: you’ll have more time to identify and fix potential vulnerabilities affecting your networks and systems before they start producing damage.
- monitor predicted severity scores and use this information to fine-tune your defenses, apply security patches or closely supervise the affected services. Sometimes, you will receive heads-up for up to 4 weeks before the community releases an official advisory.
- improve your threat intelligence capabilities: improve your organisation’s cyber security strategies.
Take your cybersecurity program to the next level
At Bit Sentinel, we like to use our experience and know-how to make security simpler and more effective for you and everyone who needs this. Whether you are looking to develop internal policies that keep your compliant with the latest regulations or you want to find out if your applications & other network assets have security vulnerabilities, we got you covered.