What is a Vulnerability?

A Vulnerability is a flaw or bug in a software application that can be exploited by hackers. Vulnerabilities are commonplace in the software industry with hackers continually looking for new ones to take advantage of.

How to Recognize This Threat: Companies often pay researchers to identify vulnerabilities, while others are not known until hackers exploit them. Businesses can also recognize vulnerabilities by staying abreast of the latest cyber security news.

How to Prevent This Threat: Users should ensure all software is kept up-to-date, enabling auto-updates when possible, as the latest security patches will be pushed automatically. Otherwise, firewalls complete with security services subscriptions can keep vulnerabilities from affecting your organization. Visit our Promos page for the latest deals on firewall bundles.