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What is a Zero-Day Exploit?

A Zero-Day Exploit is a type of computer bug that is unknown to the software vendor.

A zero-day exploit is malicious software that exploits a vulnerability on the day it is made public. This means that users are unaware of the vulnerability and its potential risks. Zero-day exploits are used frequently in cyberattacks, with many causing major security breaches. There are various methods to protect against zero-day exploits, including antivirus software, firewalls, and more. 

Methods of Prevention

  • Limit access to critical systems
  • Perform regular backups
  • Install and configure firewalls
  • Install patches
  • Run antimalware and antivirus programs
  • Use IPS systems to monitor for attacks and the symptoms of compromise
 
In layman’s terms, a zero-day exploit is a flaw in a software program that has not been seen before and is made public without the software programmer being given time to patch it. Zero-day exploits are very dangerous because unlike legitimate exploits, the user is not aware of the flaw until it has been exploited and it can be used to gain access to user accounts.

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Remediation Services

Cocoon’s cybersecurity remediation involves identifying and mitigating security threats that have impacted your business and limiting the damage caused by a breach.

Remediation is needed when the impacts of your security breach cause your business to no longer comply with certification or insurance requirements, and an expert third-party audit is required to help you become compliant again. It is also helpful when you need to notify your customers about the breach, and having a third-party can help you retain their confidence.

Cyber Security Framework Development

Cocoon builds cybersecurity frameworks using a combination of strategy, policy-driven best practices, security awareness training and software tools.

The framework identifies business areas most at risk for data breaches and other compromising cyber-crime activity. Then uses policies, training and tools to reduce and mitigate potential exposures.

Cyber Security Framework Development

Cocoon’s compliance monitoring uses a series of ongoing quality assurance checks and regular monthly status meetings, and further security awareness training to ensure business operations consistently meet the internal process obligations detailed in the cybersecurity framework.

Compliance monitoring is a critical component of any cybersecurity program regardless of whether data protection regulations apply to your organization or not.

Penetration Testing

Penetration testing involves deploying a simulated cyberattack against your organization’s computer systems to check for vulnerabilities and evaluate any related consequences that cybersecurity incidents may have on the resources or operations involved.

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