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Fueling the Debate: Are Published Exploits a Threat?

Fueling the Debate: Are Published Exploits a Threat?

Exploit code releases. The mere mention sparks heated debate among red team pen testers, blue teams, developers, and researchers. But few have set out to definitively test whether releasing exploit code before patch availability, if ever, benefits or harms defenders. 

Until now. 

To settle the matter, Kenna Security once again partnered with the research wizards at the Cyentia Institute for the seventh installment of the Prioritization to Prediction series. Pouring over Kenna Security’s own threat and vulnerability intelligence, anonymized platform data, and Fortinet exploitation data, we analyzed over 6 billion vulnerabilities affecting 13 million active assets across nearly 500 organizations. The results are illuminating…

In this webinar Kenna Security’s CTO and Co-founder Ed Bellis and the Cyentia Institute’s Chief Data Scientist and Co-founder Jay Jacobs will unpack the report’s key findings, including:

  • Whether or not releasing exploits before patch availability harms defenders
  • Just how many vulnerabilities are actually exploited
  • How the release of exploit code impacts exploitation activity
  • The advantages (or disadvantages) software vendors can offer both attackers and defenders 


Earn one CPE credit through ISC² by watching this webinar.

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