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Open Source Security Index Lists Top Projects

Two venture investors have launched an index to track the most popular open source security projects. Chenxi Wang of Rain Capital and Andrew Smyth of Atlantic Bridge unveiled the Open Source Securi...

Penetration Testing vs. Vulnerability Testing: An Important Difference

Many cybersecurity audits now ask whether penetration testing is conducted and how vulnerabilities are detected and tracked. These questions ask IT teams to consider how frequently security is tested ...

10 Best Open-Source Vulnerability Scanners for 2023

Vulnerability assessment tools scan assets for known vulnerabilities, misconfigurations, and other flaws. These scanners then output reports for IT security and application development operations (Dev...

13 Best Intrusion Detection and Prevention Systems (IDPS) for 2023

Intrusion detection systems (IDS) and intrusion prevention systems (IPS) – often combined as intrusion detection and prevention (IDPS) – have long been a key part of network security defenses for dete...

The 22 Best Vulnerability Scanner Tools for 2023

Vulnerability scans play a critical role in protecting assets from attacker exploitation by identifying missing updates, misconfigurations, and other common security issues. Originally designed to tes...

How to Decrypt Ransomware Files – And What to Do When That Fails

For any organization struck by ransomware, business leaders always ask “how do we decrypt the data ASAP, so we can get back in business?” The good news is that ransomware files can be decrypted: Too...

Complete Guide to the Types of DDoS Attacks

Distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks occur when attackers use a large number of devices to attempt to overwhelm a resource and deny access to that resource for legitimate use. Most commonly, w...

Vulnerability Management as a Service (VMaaS): Ultimate Guide

There are 20,000 or more new software and hardware vulnerabilities every year. It falls to IT security teams to determine where those vulnerabilities lie in their organization and which ones they need...

What is Patch Management?

Patch management is the consistent and repeatable process of distributing and implementing updates to software, typically to address security and functionality issues. While difficult to get right,...

What Is a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) Attack?

A distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack is a type of cyberattack in which multiple compromised systems are used to target a single system, usually with the goal of overwhelming its resources and...

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