- Is mission critical information at risk because of a vulnerability that is exposed to the Internet or sensitive internal systems?
- Has a vulnerability already been effectively mitigated with network-level controls such as ACLs when no patch or remediation procedure was available?
- Do vulnerabilities in minor systems allow a hacker to escalate attacks to more critical systems?
- Are host configurations being continuously monitored to deliver near real-time risk management as required by FISMA?
- Direct exposure of a vulnerability to trusted and untrusted networks
- Indirect exposure of a vulnerability to untrusted networks through other vulnerable hosts
- The potential for a vulnerability to allow an attacker to escalate an attack deeper into the company network
- The business value of the vulnerable host and its relationship and communication to other systems
- The severity of a vulnerability based on the Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS)
Morey J. Haber, Chief Technology Officer and Chief Information Security Officer at BeyondTrust
Morey J. Haber is Chief Technology Officer and Chief Information Security Officer at BeyondTrust. He has more than 25 years of IT industry experience and has authored four Apress books: Privileged Attack Vectors (2 Editions), Asset Attack Vectors, and Identity Attack Vectors. In 2018, Bomgar acquired BeyondTrust and retained the BeyondTrust name. He originally joined BeyondTrust in 2012 as a part of the eEye Digital Security acquisition. Morey currently oversees BeyondTrust strategy for privileged access management and remote access solutions. In 2004, he joined eEye as Director of Security Engineering and was responsible for strategic business discussions and vulnerability management architectures in Fortune 500 clients. Prior to eEye, he was Development Manager for Computer Associates, Inc. (CA), responsible for new product beta cycles and named customer accounts. He began his career as Reliability and Maintainability Engineer for a government contractor building flight and training simulators. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the State University of New York at Stony Brook.