The National Vulnerability Database (NVD is a leading source of intelligence on vulnerabilities for InfoSec professionals, and while it provides many benefits, it also has its limitations. This article will explain the advantages of using the NVD for vulnerability management, point out some of the blind spots that have occurred recently, and recommend best practices for successful mitigation.
The number of data breaches tracked in 2016 in the U.S. reached an all-time record of 1,093 incidents and exposed more than 36 million records. The situation in 2017 is not getting any better, as the wave of data breaches continues to roll on. As cyber threats evolve, we look back at some of the worst breaches of 2016 and see what we can learn from them to avoid making the same mistakes in future.