LAS VEGAS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–August 9, 2022–
Vicarius, developers of the industry’s first fully autonomous, end-to-end vulnerability remediation platform, today announced at the BlackHat USA 2022 conference the release of a free, independent social community for security professionals – vsociety – to enable peer-to-peer networking and open-source collaboration on vulnerability research.
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In the short time since its inception, the vsociety community has proven to be a valuable center of research, with several original research published exclusively on the cybersecurity social network. Among them, a new proof-of-concept exploit targeting Google SLO-Generator, posted by anonymous user “M”, details the path to the exploit as well as the steps for fixing and remediation. “Knowledge sharing is key to growing the Infosec community, and with vsociety’s community model and intuitive design, it’s the best place to publish original research,” said researcher ‘M’.
While the concept of vendor user communities is not new, Vicarius emphasizes the need for an open source platform not directly influenced by any particular solution or user group, truly democratizing information awareness. around security research as a whole. The platform encourages original security research and conversation around topics of interest, allowing users to benefit from new vulnerability posts and build relationships with their peers.
By creating a free account, users can create content and engage in discussions on high-priority security topics, as well as offer solutions, insights, and analysis on user-generated content. Additionally, the vsociety feed is regularly updated with the latest vulnerabilities and critical exposures (CVEs) in real time, allowing users to post simplified, human-readable explanations of newly identified vulnerabilities for the community to consume – as well as remediation scripts to thwart them.
“The launch of vsociety continues our commitment to give back to the security community and open critical information to security practitioners around the world,” said Michael Assraf, CEO and co-founder of Vicarius. “Many online communities today are sufficiently equipped to host conversations – and they do it very well – but they were not designed specifically to gather actionable information.”
It should be noted that malicious actors and those intending to launch large cyberattacks have long used the power of organization to carry out their campaigns. Assraf thinks it’s time to adopt similar strategies to make the security response more robust.
“Bad actors and people struggling with ethical issues have a long history of collaborating with each other on various corners of the web, and we believe the security community is overdue for a space of its own,” Assraf said. “We created vsociety to strengthen ties between DevSecOps, system administrators, security engineers and researchers, encouraging participation from all subsectors. We hope this will lead to more discoveries and strategies to move our industry forward. Ultimately, we are stronger when we share information and work together to make our digital world a safer place.
vsociety was born out of countless conversations with security researchers who expressed the need for a vendor-free community space where they could work together to solve problems. The founders emphasize that the community is independent of the influence of vendors and moderated by community members themselves. Content and discussions remain unbiased, and users can share user-generated patch scripts for the benefit of the wider community.
“A good community, if done well, can connect practitioners across disciplines and across borders while offering practical, actionable solutions. Fix scripts are available and can be used by the community as a whole, regardless of the tool used. It is essential that everyone – from individuals to businesses to government agencies – do their part to improve cybersecurity. Whether it’s investing in better security practices, providing information to peers, or being more careful about the information you share, we each have our roles. Our role is to build a community that security researchers can turn to for education, collaboration and connection,” Assraf said.
vsociety is currently accepting new members from the wider security community. Interested parties should visit https://vsociety.io to create a free account.
Vicarius helps security teams protect their most critical applications and assets from software exploitation through TOPIA, the company’s standalone end-to-end vulnerability remediation platform. Founded by three security experts and backed by leading Silicon Valley investors, Vicarius’ mission is to provide customers with problem-solving solutions that proactively reduce risk wherever computer software resides. Learn more at https://vicarious.io
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