As the world becomes increasingly dependent on information technology and
digital communications, persistent vulnerabilities — some of which have been
known for 50 years — continue to expose the world’s networks and applications to
“In 2009, the most notable trend is the continued use of existing attack
techniques despite the security industry’s awareness of these vulnerabilities,”
concluded a Global Security Report that Trustwave released at the Black Hat
Federal Briefings in Washington.
Nicholas Percoco, senior vice president of Trustwave’s SpiderLabs, said
enterprise administrators are overlooking basic security threats while chasing
the newest vulnerabilities. Meanwhile, attackers are taking advantage of the
tried-and-true vulnerabilities in addition to the latest zero-day flaws.