Many Defenses To Fight Zero Day Hacks

To fend off zero-day vulnerabilities, companies should consider implementing a "default deny" capability at the perimeter of their networks, said Russ Cooper, senior information security analyst at Cybertrust. The idea behind that approach is to allow only specific traffic in and out of a network gateway while blocking everything else by default.

The Windows animated cursor flaw that Microsoft patched recently caused widespread concern because attempted exploits of it were unleashed before the patch became available. But there are a variety of steps that companies can take to try to mitigate the risks posed by the ANI vulnerability and other so-called zero-day security threats. Sci-Tech Today | Many Defenses To Fight Zero-Day Hacks

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