Blog – Kenna Security

Vulnerability Management & Risk Intelligence

  • Five Years In, RBVM Has Shifted Into Overdrive

    Five Years In, RBVM Has Shifted Into Overdrive

    Just about five years ago, I posted my first blog as this company’s freshly minted CEO. If you read it, you can sense I was excited about the team I came here to lead, and doubly so for the future...

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  • [Video] Why Organizations Should Focus on Cyber Risk

    [Video] Why Organizations Should Focus on Cyber Risk

    When you can’t fix everything, how do you know what to work on first?  Kenna Security experts share how measuring and focusing on cyber risk helps organizations stay secure. Because when it comes...

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  • Creating a Weather Forecast for Predicting Cybersecurity Vulnerabilities

    Creating a Weather Forecast for Predicting Cybersecurity Vulnerabilities

    When we read about major security breaches, we often are all too quick to point the blame at the company failing to patch a critical vulnerability. It’s easy to think that these breaches are...

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  • 5 Halloween Costumes That Will Make Cybersecurity Geeks Go Insane

    5 Halloween Costumes That Will Make Cybersecurity Geeks Go Insane

    Halloween is about so much more than too much candy corn and not enough peanut butter cups. Halloween is about cybersecurity geeks dressing up in costumes that only other cybersecurity geeks will...

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  • A Wave of Change for Vulnerability Risk Management

    A Wave of Change for Vulnerability Risk Management

    If you’re looking for evidence that the future of vulnerability management will be risk-based, look no further than The Forrester Wave™: Vulnerability Risk Management, Q4 2019. Forrester’s new...

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  • 10 Questions I Hope No One Asks at Kenna Katalyst NYC

    10 Questions I Hope No One Asks at Kenna Katalyst NYC

    In a few days, this Chicago transplant is headed to New York for the first Kenna Katalyst Workshop on Oct. 29. I’m excited to participate in this first-of-its-kind tutorial, which will arm...

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  • Welcome, Lumin!

    Welcome, Lumin!

    It’s a big day for risk-based vulnerability management! Tenable just delivered Lumin for their Tenable.io customers, the RBVM offering it announced 18 months ago. We want to welcome Tenable to the...

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  • Poised for Growth: Kenna Security Announces Series D Funding

    Poised for Growth: Kenna Security Announces Series D Funding

    Right now is an exciting time for Kenna Security. We are in an unprecedented time of growth, change, and acceleration. As such, we just announced our newest round of funding—series D at $48...

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  • Keeping Score on BlueKeep

    Keeping Score on BlueKeep

    Vulnerability management – the act of patching and mitigating avenues for security breaches in IT systems – overwhelms most organizations. Most security teams end each day with more...

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  • Kenna Security and VMware Collaborate to Empower IT to Mitigate Vulnerability Risk

    Kenna Security and VMware Collaborate to Empower IT to Mitigate Vulnerability Risk

    Keeping the company secure has historically been the security organization’s job, but the reality of the threat landscape now and in the future requires other parts of the company to be involved....

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  • Good, Better, Best: What Matters in Vulnerability Remediation

    Good, Better, Best: What Matters in Vulnerability Remediation

    Never cared for what they say Never cared for games they play Never cared for what they do… Forever trust in who you are And nothing else matters. — NOTHING ELSE MATTERS, METALLICA We are well...

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  • A Vulnerability Score On Its Own Is Useless

    A Vulnerability Score On Its Own Is Useless

    An increasingly popular feature of modern vulnerability risk management platforms is to include a “score” for each vulnerability listed in the system. The purpose of the vulnerability score, of...

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  • Must-Attend Talks At Black Hat & DEF CON

    Must-Attend Talks At Black Hat & DEF CON

    It’s almost time for security summer camp. To clarify, this isn’t your regular, bug spray and marshmallow laden summer camp, this is the yearly outing that is Black Hat USA 2019, DEF CON 27, and...

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  • [Video] Turning Data Science Into Security Decisions

    [Video] Turning Data Science Into Security Decisions

    What do I work on today? In security that’s the only question that matters.  Find out from the source, the Kenna employees who work on it, how Kenna’s data science algorithms ingest, aggregate,...

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  • One-fifth of the most-used Docker containers have at least one critical vulnerability

    One-fifth of the most-used Docker containers have at least one critical vulnerability

    When CVE-2019-5021 was released on May 8, it made me wonder how widespread the issue of vulnerabilities in popular containers is. Businesses have increasingly come to rely on containers as an...

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  • Make Your Vulnerability Management Efforts Count

    Make Your Vulnerability Management Efforts Count

    Enterprises of all sizes are inundated with more vulnerabilities than their teams can ever hope to remediate, so they need a way to prioritize which to fix first. Unfortunately, most use the...

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  • The Summer Reading List

    The Summer Reading List

    You love reading, we love reading. That’s why this summer Kenna Security is sharing with you a list of titles our research team have read, are reading, or look forward to reading this summer. The...

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  • [Video] Using Data Science to Simplify Cybersecurity

    Security is at the forefront of everybody’s mind. You walk through the airport, you see cybersecurity. You install apps on your phone because you’re not secure. It’s sort of in everyone’s face....

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  • The New Application Attack Surface

    The New Application Attack Surface

    This post comes as a result of a conversation between Tyler Shields, VP Strategy of Sonatype and myself.   The way we create, deploy and operate applications has changed in the last few years....

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  • Nearly 20% of the 1000 Most Popular Docker Containers Have No Root Password

    Nearly 20% of the 1000 Most Popular Docker Containers Have No Root Password

    Earlier this month, Talos released research showing that the Alpine Linux docker images were shipping with no (or nulled) root passwords. Alpine patched the docker files, and issued their response...

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