Zero-Day Attacks: What Organizations Can Do to Prevent Them

Understanding Zero-Day Attacks

  1. The business/ developers release a web application or a new update, unaware of the existence of a vulnerability (vulnerable code/ misconfiguration/ in-built security weakness, etc.).
  2. A window of opportunity is now open for attackers until the business uncovers the vulnerability and fixes/patches it.
  3. Attackers snoop around and find an unsecured vulnerability. They may either sell the information in the black market or leverage the vulnerability to author a zero-day exploit
  4. If the business does not identify the vulnerability and/or the attacker is discreet enough, exposing the application to a high risk of advanced persistent threats.
  5. If the business identifies the zero-day vulnerability before an attack happens, it can start developing a patch to fix the vulnerability.
  6. Now, it is a known vulnerability but is not secure until the patch is developed. So, the risk of its exploitation by attackers remains.

Who can be targeted?

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How to Prevent Zero-Day Attacks?

Vulnerability Scanning

Proactive Patching of Vulnerabilities

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Advanced Measure for zero-day threat prevention

Deployment of a Managed, Intuitive WAF

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