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Qualys Training Update, April 2019

The Qualys Training team has expanded the AssetView & Threat Protection course, and added two new training series: CertView and Troubleshooting Scanner Appliance Error Codes.

These new additions build on last month’s update, when we introduced the new Vulnerability Management learning path, which takes you from the fundamentals through advanced topics, and ensures you have a complete foundation in Qualys technology.

The Qualys Training team brings you these updates to help you learn quickly how to get the most value from your Qualys subscription. Read on for more detail on what’s new this month.

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Qualys Cloud Platform 2.28 New Features

This release of the Qualys Cloud Platform version 2.28 includes updates and new features for Cloud Agent, AssetView, Threat Protection, Security Assessment Questionnaire and Web Application Scanning, highlights as follows:

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BAI Security Eyes Threat Prioritization as Competitive Differentiator

BAI Security, a nationally-recognized security consultancy specializing in highly regulated industries, sees a big opportunity to further differentiate itself: threat prioritization.

Helping its customers pinpoint which vulnerabilities they must remediate right away is a natural expansion of the security auditing and compliance services it provides, such as breach risk, compromise and comprehensive IT security assessments.

“A lot of our competitors are just providing the vulnerability details without a lot of prioritization based on real world exploit activity,” says Michael Bruck, President and CTO of BAI Security.

At best, many security consultancies offer rudimentary prioritization analysis that, while better than nothing, still leaves customers with a lot of manual risk analysis on their hands. “So many organizations have dozens if not hundreds or thousands of ‘level 4’ and ‘level 5’ vulnerabilities,” Bruck says. “For IT departments with limited resources, tackling that is a huge challenge.”

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Qualys Cloud Platform 2.17 New Features

Qualys Cloud Platform release 2.17 includes updates and new features for:

  • AssetView (version 2.17.0)
  • Cloud Agent Platform (version 1.8.0)
  • Continuous Monitoring (version 1.16.0)
  • Security Assessment Questionnaire (version 2.2.0)

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So Many Vulnerabilities, So Little Time: Threat Protection Identifies the Assets You Must Patch Now

If you are an information security professional, you’ve probably experienced vulnerability disclosure overload. We’re referring to that acute sense of feeling burdened that can afflict even the best infosec teams. This ailment strikes when infosec pros grapple with the constant release of vulnerability announcements, amounting to thousands per year.

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