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How To Beat the Heartbleed Bug

How To Beat the Heartbleed Bug
By Jennifer LeClaire

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To beat the Heartbleed bug and others like it, organizations must detect attackers and issues after they have made it through their gates, find them, and stop them before damage can occur. The only way to do that is through the use of hyper-dimensional big data analytics, deploying it as part of the very core of the defense mechanisms.
 


Heartbleed headlines continue this week as IT admins scramble for answers no one has. Early reports of stolen personal information -- including 900 social insurance numbers in Canada -- are starting to trickle in.

Indeed, the recent discovery of Heartbleed has thrown information security professionals into a tizzy and we may not have seen the worst of it yet. This could be the zero day bug to end all zero day bugs -- at least until the next one.

Security engineers at Codenomicon who found the bug are reporting that the vulnerability is in the OpenSSL cryptographic software library. The weakness, they said, steals information typically protected by the SSL/TLS encryption used to secure the Internet. Current reports suggest up to 60 percent of Web servers could be impacted.

The Canada Revenue Agency said the data was stolen from its systems, which were left vulnerable by the Heartbleed bug, according to reports. The agency said it blocked public access to its online services for several days last week until it addressed the security risk, but despite that measure, a data breach occurred over a six-hour period.

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We caught up with Mark Gazit, CEO of ThetaRay and one of Israel’s sharpest cybersecurity professionals, to get his take on the issue. He told us experts are still looking for ways to patch Heartbleed before malicious actors heavily exploit it. Some advisories are telling organizations to “assume the worst has already happened,” preparing teams to move to detection and post-breach response plans, he noted.

“The immediate thought on everyone’s mind is that when there is a bug, there is a patch, and the first thing to do is apply it to stop the bleeding,” Gazit said. “Although this may appear to be a solution and a way of allaying the panic, applying patches to the many vulnerable platforms can take at least six to 12 months. Months will pass before vulnerable vendors, and all levels of end users, return to safe OpenSSL-dependent activity.”

Patching may help, but Gazit is convinced that Heartbleed will live on well beyond the patch applications because the bug is so-far reaching into internal networks, server communications, and products that were already shipped out to end users. As he sees it, completely fixing the issue will take a very long time. Meanwhile, he said, malicious actors are actively looking for ways to exploit the flaw.

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