Taming Vulnerability Overload – Mehul Revankar – PSW #688
Almost weekly, hackers discover and exploit vulnerabilities in popular programs like SolarWinds and Microsoft Exchange Server, impacting thousands. While it would be great to eradicate these vulnerabilities in the programs themselves, it is unlikely to happen any time soon. That’s why patching vulnerabilities quickly is important, yet even when patches are available, companies often fail to patch promptly. We’ll discuss barriers companies face that delay patching and Qualys’ experience with creating free services that help companies detect specific vulnerabilities and patching remotely for events like the SolarWinds and Microsoft Exchange incidents. The session will include a brief demo of Qualys free 60-day service to detect, prioritize, and patch vulnerable Exchange servers, and to detect environments missing compensating controls.
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Mehul is a cybersecurity professional with over 15 years of experience in Vulnerability Management, Policy Compliance and Security Operations. He leads the product management and engineering functions for VMDR (Vulnerability Management, Detection and Response) at Qualys. Before joining Qualys, Mehul led development of vulnerability and patch management products at SaltStack, and prior to that he led multiple research teams at Tenable.