CISA Publishes List of the Most Commonly Exploited Vulnerabilities

HIPAA Journal

Steve Alder

The U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC), and the United Kingdom’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) have issued a joint cybersecurity advisory about the most common vulnerabilities exploited by cyber actors in 2020, many of which are still being widely exploited in 2021.

The advisory lists the top 30 exploited Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVEs), how each vulnerability is exploited, recommended mitigations, indicators of compromise, and tools and methods that can be used to check whether the vulnerabilities have already been exploited.

Recently disclosed vulnerabilities are exploited by cyber threat actors, but most of the commonly exploited vulnerabilities are not new and were disclosed in the past two years. In 2020, the pandemic forced many businesses to switch from...

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