OS Vulnerability and Exploit Alerts
The technical cyber security alerts allow for emails to reach the end user in a timely manner. These alerts cover vulnerabilities, exploits and security issues for all operating systems and software.
The cyber security bulletins give patch information on a weekly basis. This prevents overwhelming emails coming on a daily basis. Each bulletin gives links and summaries that can be quickly scanned. Unlike other newsletters that provide too much information, these bulletins are written in a low impact format that allows the user to glance over the information. Links in the emails provide detailed information when needed.
Immediate cyber security alerts contain information that covers current information technology security issues, exploits and vulnerabilities of software and operating systems. These alerts contain information that outlines steps and actions that home users or corporate users can take to correct the aforesaid problems.
The fourth area covers tips that provide advice for common issues faced by the public. These tips guide typical users through a step by step guide of protecting their computer.
One of the best features of US Cert is the National Vulnerabilities Database at http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm this database allows for the searching of exploits and vulnerabilities. This information gives links, information and corrective action needed to correct these flaws. US Cert is a member of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST is a federal technology agencies).
US Certs also offers an online form to report any vulnerabilities or flaws in software, hardware, operating systems or attempted intrusions. Reporting these items allows for the review and distribution of corrective action to subscribers.
Who should sign up to receive these tips? Everyone. Communication in today's world, is sometimes overwhelming but, it is important to protect assets whether they are personal or a company's digital assets.