Their Story Chats At RSA Conference San Francisco 2019 | Eoin Keary And Rahim Jina, Edgescan

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A Their Story interview with Sean Martin

During RSA Conference 2019 in San Francisco, Sean Martin stops by the Edgescan booth to chat with the company’s co-founders, Eoin Keary, and Rahim Jina. The conversation was driven mainly by their latest vulnerability stats report which was just released.

These are some of the topics discussed:

  • People are overwhelmed with data and are looking for ways to make it an actionable and valuable part of their vulnerability and information security management programs.

  • Patching continues to be a huge issue; companies are still not doing it as efficiently and effectively as they should be.

  • 7% of systems assessed and reported on in Edgescan’s latest report are still vulnerable to WannaCry. These systems are essentially sitting ducks, just waiting to be exploited.

  • Based on the study, Edgescan is still finding more vulnerabilities at the infrastructure layer, but the majority of risk still sits in the code at the application layer. Even if there are more findings at the infrastructure level, the critical bugs are usually in applications.

  • Are companies detecting things faster: mean time to detection (MTTD)? What about response/repair time: mean time to remediation (MTTR)?

  • Edgescan is an active contributor to the Verizon Data Breach Investigation Report (DBIR); their data folds into the rest of the report to help organizations better operationalize their vulnerability and risk management programs.