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Gerhard Eschelbeck Presents New "Laws of Vulnerabilities" Research at Black Hat

Analysis of 6.5 Million Device Scans Shows Growing Security Threats Inside the Firewall

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Gerhard Eschelbeck, CTO of Qualys, will unveil new research at Black Hat as a significant addition to his well-known “Laws of Vulnerabilities.” The new findings will update key trends in vulnerability half-life, prevalence, persistence and exploitation. It will also focus on the growing threat from security vulnerabilities discovered within an organization’s network, rather than solely at the perimeter. In addition, Eschelbeck will name the top 10 most prevalent and critical security vulnerabilities impacting today’s networks.


Security vulnerabilities are discovered and published daily. With each announcement, the same questions arise: How significant is this vulnerability? How prevalent is this vulnerability? How easy is this vulnerability to exploit? Eschelbeck’s research provides a unique analysis of global vulnerability data that helps predict trends, identify threats and focus remediation efforts.


Wednesday, July 28, 2004
1:45 p.m. Pacific Time


Black Hat Briefings
Caesars Palace, Las Vegas


Shany Seawright, Merritt Group Public Relations

About Qualys

With more than 2,000 subscribers ranging from small businesses to multinational corporations, Qualys has become the leader in on demand vulnerability management and policy compliance. The company allows security managers to strengthen the security of their networks effectively, conduct automated security audits and ensure compliance with internal policies and external regulations. Qualys’ on demand technology offers customers significant economic advantages, requiring no capital outlay or infrastructure to deploy and manage. Its distributed scanning capabilities and unprecedented scalability make it ideal for large, distributed organisations. Hundreds of large companies have deployed Qualys on a global scale, including AXA, DuPont, Hershey Foods, ICI Ltd, Novartis, Sodexho, Standard Chartered Bank and many others. Qualys is headquartered in Redwood City, California, with European offices in France, Germany and the U.K., and Asian representatives in Japan, Singapore, Australia, Korea and the Republic of China. For more information, please visit

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