Solving the dilemma of vulnerability exploitation disclosure

The subject of software and hardware vulnerability disclosure has been debate time and time again, and most agree that, if possible, vulnerabilities should first be disclosed to the manufacturer / developer, then ultimately to the public if they are too slow to react or decide not to patch it for whatever reason.

But what about disclosure of information about the fact that vulnerabilities that are being exploited in the wild? What is the responsible thing to do then?

In this podcast recorded at the Virus Bulletin 2013, Tom Cross from Lancope shares some insight into the things you should take into consideration when deciding on the best course of action.

Listen to the podcast here.

Tom Cross is Director of Security Research at Lancope. He has over a decade of experience as a security researcher and thought leader. He is credited with discovering a number of critical security vulnerabilities in enterprise-class software, and frequently speaks on security issues at conferences around the world.

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