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CISA KEV and CWE
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Unlocking Vulnerability Management with CISA KEV and links with CWE to understand the methods of attacks used in the Known Exploitable Vulnerability Database

What is CISA and how it links to CWE?

CISA works with partners to defend against today’s threats and collaborate to build a more secure and resilient infrastructure for the future and CWE describes the methods of attacks, let's explore those two dataset

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, commonly known by its acronym, Agency, stands as a pillar of the U.S. government’s efforts to bolster national cyber and physical infrastructure. The agency publish the KEV catalogue analysing the top vulnerabilities to exploit.

Established to defend against the increasing cyber threats, CISA has become synonymous with resilience, protection, and digital integrity.

 

CWE offers a taxonomy of software weaknesses that could lead to exploits. The vulenrabilities in the KEV catalogue can be classified in methodologies of attacks and that information can be correlate to attackers groups

CIS, CISA KEV, Application Security, Vulnerability management

Analyzing CWE and CISA KEV Through Data Visualization:

Correlation between Known Exploited Vulnerabilities and CWE reveals key information on the methods of attacks over the years

The KEV catalogue and CWE serve as complementary tools for vulnerability management and application security. While KEV provides a comprehensive list of vulnerabilities, CWE offers a taxonomy of software weaknesses that could lead to exploits. The synergy between the two lies in their joint analysis of attack methodologies. KEV identifies the vulnerabilities most likely to be exploited, and CWE categorizes the types of weaknesses that make these exploits possible. For vulnerability management, understanding this correlation aids in prioritizing which vulnerabilities to patch based on the attack methodologies they are susceptible to. In the realm of application security, the combined insights from KEV and CWE inform coding practices to mitigate specific types of weaknesses that are commonly exploited. In summary, the correlation between those two dataset provides a nuanced understanding of attack methodologies, enhancing both vulnerability management and application security.

For more details on the analysis refer to CWE website 

Deeper analysis of CISA KEV Methodologies of attacks across the full dataset

Recent Work from MITRE has analysed vulnerabilities patterns in CISA KEV and discovered trending

Recent analysis from Mitre on CISA KEV and Top25/CWE has highlighted interesting patterns. Analysing the CISA KEV and cross-correlating it with available exploits and methods of attacks can lead to interesting insights and is worth considering as a data point for both application security and vulnerability management. ASPM tools are there to help with this analysis

Deeper analysis of CISA KEV Categories of attack

Recent Work from MITRE has analysed vulnerabilities patterns in CISA KEV and discovered trending

Recent analysis from Mitre on CISA KEV and Top25/CWE has highlighted interesting patterns. This section describes the CWE that CISA KEV (methodologies of attacks) is mapped to and the exploits available across 2022 and 2023 

Analyzing CISA KEV Methodologies of attacks in top exploited vulenrabilities

CISA KEV and method of attacks in Top exploited vulnerabilities reveals key pattern of exploitability

The CISA KEV catalogue serves as a critical tool for identifying vulnerabilities that are ripe for exploitation. One of its standout features is its ability to correlate these vulnerabilities with specific methodologies of attacks, such as phishing, SQL injection, or ransomware. For vulnerability management, this correlation is invaluable as it allows organizations to prioritize patching efforts based on the types of attacks their systems are most susceptible to. In the realm of application security, understanding the methodologies of attacks that KEV highlights informs coding practices to mitigate these specific types of risks. Essentially, KEV provides a roadmap for both vulnerability management and application security by linking vulnerabilities to attack methodologies. This enables organizations to tailor their security measures more effectively, targeting the vulnerabilities that are most likely to be exploited using specific attack methods

Analyzing CISA KEV Through Data Visualization:


CISA KEV and method of attacks over the years

This section explores the method of attacks and how they evolved over the years (CWE Dataset)

More details on CISA KEV

Dive into the world of vulnerability exploitability with insights from CISA KEV, enhanced by powerful data visualizations and a deep dive into dominant vendors.
Francesco Cipollone
With cyber threats growing in sophistication, understanding exploitability has become crucial for security teams to prioritize vulnerabilities effectively. This article explores the key factors that influence the likelihood of exploits in the wild, including attack vectors, complexity levels, privileges required, and more. You’ll learn how predictive scoring systems like EPSS are bringing added dimensions to vulnerability analysis, going beyond static scores. We discuss the importance of monitoring verified threat feeds and exploiting trends from reliable sources, instead of getting distracted by unverified claims and noise. Adopting a risk-based approach to prioritization is emphasized, where critical vulnerabilities are addressed not just based on CVSS severity, but also their likelihood of being exploited and potential business impact. Recent major exploits like Log4Shell are highlighted to stress the need for proactive security. Equipped with the insights from this guide, you’ll be able to implement a strategic, data-backed approach to focusing on the most pertinent risks over the barrage of vulnerabilities.
Francesco Cipollone

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