Tag: Vulnerability Reports

  • Commentary on Trend Micro’s Linux Threat Report 2021

    On August 23, 2021, Trend Micro released a report titled “Linux Threat Report 2021 1H” by Magno Logan and Pawan Kinger. The report is based on Trend Micro’s Smart Protection Network (SPN) which they call “the data lake for all detections across all Trend Micro’s products“. Basically, every security product they make that detects vulnerabilities […]

  • Commentary on Radware’s Top Web Exploits of 2020

    At the close of each year we see at least one article covering the top vulnerabilities / exploits from the prior year. This is usually written on the back of having large detection networks across the Internet that get a comprehensive view of exploitation. It’s a great way to get real intelligence for criminal hacking […]

  • Response to Kenna Security’s Explanation of the DBIR Vulnerability Mess

    [This was originally published on the OSVDB blog.] Earlier this week, Michael Roytman of Kenna Security wrote a blog with more details about the vulnerability section of the Verizon DBIR report, partially in response to my last blog here questioning how some of the data was generated and the conclusions put forth. The one real […]

  • A Note on the Verizon DBIR 2016 Vulnerabilities Claims

    [This was originally published on the OSVDB blog.] [Updated 4/28/2016] Verizon released their yearly Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR) and it wasn’t too long before I started getting asked about their “Vulnerabilities” section (page 13). After bringing up some highly questionable points about last year’s report regarding vulnerabilities, several people felt that the report did […]

  • A Note on the Verizon DBIR 2015, “Incident Counting”, and VDBs

    [This was originally published on the OSVDB blog.] Recently, the Verizon 2015 Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR) was released to much fanfare as usual, prompting a variety of media outlets to analyze the analysis. A few days after the release, I caught a Tweet linking to a blog from Rory McCune that challenged one aspect […]

  • SANS Top 20 Report – Deja Vu

    [This was originally published on the OSVDB blog.] I previously blogged about the SANS Top 20 List in a pretty negative fashion. The list started off as the “Top 10 Vulnerabilities” and quickly expanded into the Top 20 Vulnerabilities. Even last year (2005), they were still calling it a “Top 20 Vulnerabilities” list when it […]

  • SANS Top 20 Report Value

    [This was originally published on the OSVDB blog.] SANS has released their Top 20 Internet Security Vulnerabilities for 2005. Started in June 2000, “the SANS Institute and the National Infrastructure Protection Center (NIPC) at the FBI released a document summarizing the Ten Most Critical Internet Security Vulnerabilities”. The list was designed to help administrators tackle […]