Enhancing Cybersecurity with BlueVoyant's AI Technology for Emerging Vulnerabilities

April 29, 2024 | 1 min read

George Aquila

Product Marketing Manager, External Cyber Defense

George aquila

We recently shared the growing threat of zero-day vulnerabilities and how there is now a race to timely respond and patch before cyber criminals exploit these new vulnerabilities. In this blog, we will share BlueVoyant’s unique use of AI to give clients an edge in the critical emerging vulnerability race.

After a new zero-day vulnerability is announced, the National Vulnerability Database (NVD) publishes a measure of its severity under the Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS). CVSS scores are a crucial tool for organizations as they give an approximation of the severity of disclosed vulnerabilities. This is important for organizations to help triage and prioritize the remediation of different vulnerabilities, and can help weigh the costs and benefits of potentially interrupting service delivery and business processes to patch a Common Vulnerability and Exposure (CVE). 

However, it is challenging to keep up with the increasing volume of emerging vulnerabilities. The evaluation and publishing of a new CVSS score can often take days or weeks after a disclosure, even though cyber criminals begin exploiting these vulnerabilities nearly as soon as they are announced. By the time CVSS scores are published, as many as 65% of vulnerabilities are already being exploited. In this rapidly evolving digital landscape, organizations need a more efficient way to identify and mitigate potential threats. 

BlueVoyant uses machine learning technology that effectively predicts the severity or scores of vulnerabilities if the NVD has not yet published one. These analytics are trained on previously released CVSS scores and consistently deliver accurate results in mere minutes. Instead of waiting for days and leaving your systems open to potential exploits, organizations can begin remediating the threat as soon as a new potentially critical CVE is announced. 

BlueVoyant's EV detection rapidly identifies emerging vulnerabilities. Analysts from BlueVoyant’s Risk Operations Center (ROC) then send alerts regarding the presence of externally visible vulnerabilities in both client environments and third-party suppliers. This immediate detection and alert system is crucial in the current cyber landscape where vulnerabilities can arise and be exploited in a matter of minutes. 

The service does not stop at detection. BlueVoyant's ROC and threat teams work hand-in-hand with clients and their third-party suppliers. They ensure that vulnerabilities are patched and mitigated promptly, effectively cutting off any opportunity for threat actors to compromise customers’ businesses and critical supply chains. 

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