DevOps / Security

The New Stack Context: A Remedy for Outdated Vulnerability Management

3 Apr 2020 5:00pm, by

Welcome to The New Stack Context, a podcast where we discuss the latest news and perspectives in the world of cloud native computing. For this week’s episode, we spoke with a couple of folks from cloud workload protection platform provider Rezilion: CEO Liran Tancman, and Chief Marketing Officer Tal Klein. We discuss how current best practices in security are actually outdated and how they think companies should be approaching security practices in the age of DevOps.

TNS editorial and marketing director Libby Clark hosted this episode, alongside founder and TNS publisher Alex Williams and TNS managing editor Joab Jackson.

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Klein wrote a contributed article for TNS on “Why Vulnerability Management Needs a Patch,” where he argues that current best practices and tools around security patching, such as the CVSS system for rating vulnerabilities, are outdated, particularly for modern DevOps shops.

As Klein says in the interview:

When you’ve got vulnerabilities, it’s very tough to figure out which ones to to fix first, and the fact is that more and more vulnerabilities are discovered every year. So, there’s a greater amount of things to patch and if you don’t know which ones to patch first, you’re never going to be able to address the full patching needs of your organization. And that’s been a cat and mouse game for a long time.

Then later in the show we discuss some of our top podcasts and stories of the week. Our sister podcast, The New Stack Makers, posted an interview with DevRel trailblazer (and Coder-Twitter celeb) Cassidy Williams, on building software communities. COVID-19 continues to tear through the IT community, and so we look at the shifting network traffic patterns that have come about from the pandemic, as well as the additional babysitting duties that many IT professionals have to now mix into their daily work from home routines. Finally we discuss The Eclipse Foundation’s Theia code editor, which has been billed as “a true open source alternative to Visual Studio Code.”

Rezilion is a sponsor of The New Stack.

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