Symantec has released a patch for all of the products affected by the vulnerability. Your first response should be to download and install the vendor patch. The patch is available on the Symantec website.
Symantec is not the first and only vendor to have vulnerabilities. Cybersecurity companies such as McAfee, Trend Micro, Comodo, ESET and Kaspersky have had similar instances that continually arise with the everyday development of technology. The key to addressing these and other vulnerabilities is to develop a comprehensive cybersecurity program that will allow you to address the specific needs of your organization and provide assurance for your stakeholders.
• Do we have a response strategy and plan?
If you don't know the answer to these and other questions about your current state of cybersecurity, UHY Advisors can help by providing your organization with a cybersecurity program assessment. Using the National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST) framework, we will examine your current program and provide you with meaningful information on your current and recommended state on 16 key elements of an effective cybersecurity program. We will also provide meaningful and focused recommendations specific to your organization. Please contact your local UHY professional or visit us online at www.uhy-us.com.
By David King, CISA, QSA