13 IMPROVING YOUR NETWORK AND APPLICATION ASSURANCE STRATEGY

Paul Vlissidis, October 2011

The past few years have seen a distinct shift in the pattern of security vulnerabilities and attack vectors targeted against internet-facing systems and applications. Paul Vlissidis, Technical Director at NGS Secure, an NCC Group company, explains how the prevalence of zero-day (0day) exploits and the targeting of security vulnerabilities has rendered traditional assurance strategies based on penetration testing and timely installation of vendor patches less effective.

A 0day vulnerability refers to any vulnerability in deployed software that has been discovered by at least one person but has not yet been publicly announced or patched by the vendor or ...

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