What is a Security Vulnerability?

A security vulnerability is a flaw or weakness in a software application which can be exploited by threat actors to gain access to private systems or information.

There are over 50 software security vulnerabilities that are discovered each and every day, according to Imperva. These vulnerabilities can range from critical weaknesses which require patches from the software’s vendor to fix, to low-priority errors which can be mitigated through practical techniques like security hardening and stronger configurations. Access to the source code of the application isn’t always a requirement for protecting against a security vulnerability.

Origina protects customers from security vulnerabilities within their IBM software through a layered approach to cybersecurity that’s consistent with advice from the leading cybersecurity frameworks in the world. Origina implements strong security controls through a variety of techniques which combine to provide greater protection against the most common security vulnerabilities.

With more comprehensive protection being applied to the endpoints which may be exploited, companies avoid using security patches as a silver bullet – i.e., the last line of defense against a vulnerability. In fact, a layered approach to defending against security vulnerabilities is akin to a proactive (or preventative) cybersecurity strategy. Security patches, in this regard, are associated with a reactive strategy.

Learn more about Origina’s layered approach to cybersecurity here.