On June 24, Doug Austin of CloudNine featured the Ride the Lightning (RTL) post: “Been Hacked? That May Be Because of an Unpatched Vulnerability in Your Software: Cybersecurity Trends” in his own post. CloudNine is a legal intelligence technology company with deep expertise in the analysis, processing, and review of electronically stored information (ESI). Ride the Lightning is a cybersecurity and e-discovery blog by Sensei’s Sharon Nelson.
Excerpt: There are plenty of reasons that organizations experience a data breach, including weak or stolen passwords (despite the availability of two factor authentication technology to thwart those efforts). Here’s another common cause of data breaches: unpatched vulnerabilities in your software.
According to ZDNet (Cybersecurity: One in three breaches are caused by unpatched vulnerabilities, written by Steve Ranger – hat tip to Sharon Nelson’s excellent Ride the Lightning blog here), more than one in three IT professionals (34 percent) in Europe admitted that their organization had been breached as a result of an unpatched vulnerability according to a survey by security company Tripwire. The overall average isn’t much better at 27 percent.