Attending Black Hat this week? Be sure to stop in at the Skybox Security workshop: 10:15 and 11:45 on Wednesday, August 6, in Room K. Don’t Be a Target: Everything You Know About Vulnerability Prioritization is Wrong,” provides an in-depth examination of vulnerability assessment, analysis and prioritization. Participants will gain critical skills to fight against breaches and other cybersecurity threats.

The workshop is led by Skybox Security Director of Field Engineering, Sean Keef.

“Recent incidents such as Heartbleed demonstrate the long-lasting impact undetected vulnerabilities can have on organizations,” said Keef. “Organizations are up against motivated attackers, who can find exploitable attack vectors in minutes and maintain unfettered access for months. However, solely focusing on fixing vulnerabilities in order of severity may blind organizations to the threats that already exist on their networks.”

Skybox Security’s session will focus on how organizations can identify critical vulnerabilities, enabling them to fix them as quickly as possible, reducing risk and shrinking the attack surface. Key take-aways will include :

  • How to calculate risk exposure
  • What data organizations should collect about assets
  • Challenging the status quo of vulnerability assessment
  • How to prioritize vulnerabilities
  • Techniques to drive down risk exposure time

Schedule a demo or meeting with Skybox Security at Black Hat.

What: Don’t be a Target: Everything You Know About Vulnerability Prioritization is Wrong
Who: Sean Keef, Director of Field Engineering, Skybox Security
When: Wednesday, August 6, 2014, 10:15-11:15 a.m. and 11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m.
Where: Mandalay Bay South Convention Center, Level 2, Room K, Las Vegas
Where: Technical Theater