What is a CVE?

CVE stands for Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures, in essence it represents a security risk that has been classified and can be remediated on its own.

At Hayachi Services we take the security of your organisation seriously, and so all of our Partners use CVEs to help keep you secure and classify risk on your systems.

For example, one of the modules that is offered with Panda Security’s Adaptive Defense is Patch Management. This tool uses CVE classifications on hundreds of applications to ensure that you can keep track of the Common Vulnerabilities your IT Estate has and remediate them with the click of a button.

Equally Red Hat use Smart Management to allow you to easily update and keep control of your Red Hat Enterprise Linux estate, at no extra cost to you – another bit of value when buying with Red Hat.

So then, why is it important to pay for world-class solutions to avoid these ‘Common’ Vulnerabilities?

A CVE can be a dangerous thing even if it is well known, in the same way that while Phishing attacks are common they still do incredible damage to business and individuals.

Businesses will at times use Legacy software, for compatibility and compliance reasons as well as the simple fact that sometimes that business-critical tools aren’t always available on a newer system.

For example at CERN they are aware of the risk of legacy operating systems and take steps to protect themselves, and the example used is powerful: who would walk naked through a quarantine ward and expect not to be infected?

Being aware of the most obvious, commons risks across your estate – having the reporting, patching and control of what is within your risk appetite and what needs to be secured immediately is incredibly powerful.

The National Cyber Security Centre do weekly threat reports for exactly this reason, new threats develop organically every day and keeping a finger to the pulse is essential.

How can Hayachi Services help?

Simple question, and a simple answer. Chat with us! We can talk about your risk appetite and suggest actions to help protect your business.

Our Partners work with the smallest SMEs and Charities all the way up to the Fortune500, Defence and Critical Infrastructure so we’ll certainly have something to allay your concerns.

We are proudly vendor neutral, and while our favourites are our Partners from across industry that isn’t to say we will only recommend what we personally sell.

Favouritism doesn’t keep our clients safe, so we don’t do it!

You can find our Partner’s pages on CVEs below:

Published by Amritpal Gill

Founder and Director of Hayachi Services LTD, Amritpal initially studied History and Archaeology before moving into Legal IT for what was meant to be a gap-year. Having worked initially at Herbert Smith Freehills LLP, Amritpal found that he couldn't let go of Legal IT and has been here ever since!