CVRF: A Penny For Your Thoughts
The Common Vulnerability Reporting Framework (CVRF) is a security automation standard intended to make your life easier by offering a common language to exchange traditional security and vulnerability bulletins, reports, and advisories. You can read more about it on the official ICASI CVRF 1.1 page, in my CVRF 1.1 Missing Manual blog series, or in […]
I Can’t Keep Up with All These Cisco Security Advisories: Do I Have to Upgrade?
"A security advisory was just published! Should I hurry and upgrade all my Cisco devices now?" This is a question that I am being asked by customers on a regular basis. In fact, I am also asked why there are so many security vulnerability advisories. To start with the second question: Cisco is committed to protecting customers by sharing critical security-related information in a very transparent way. Even if security vulnerabilities are found internally, the Cisco Product Security Incident Response Team (PSIRT) – which is my team – investigates, drives to resolution, and discloses such vulnerabilities. To quickly answer the first question, don't panic, as you may not have to immediately upgrade your device. However, in this article I will discuss some of the guidelines and best practices for responding to Cisco security vulnerability reports.
Happy New Exploit Kits! (I mean Happy Belated New Year!)
This article discusses the increasing prevalence of exploit kits and drive-by exploits being leveraged by cyber criminals to spread malware quickly and effectively. It also highlights the use of Cisco Cloud Web Security, particularly in conjunction with Cisco ASAs, to reduce the risk of your networks and users falling victim to these exploit kits.