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High-Tech Bridge Security Research Lab obtains “CVE-Compatible” status

June 25, 2012

CVE-Compatible 2012 High-Tech Bridge is pleased to announce that Security Advisories by High-Tech Bridge Security Research Lab achieved the final stage of MITRE’s formal CVE Compatibility Process and are now officially “CVE-Compatible”. CVE is a list of information security vulnerabilities and exposures that aims to provide common names for publicly known problems. The goal of CVE is to make it easier to share data across separate vulnerability capabilities (tools, repositories, and services) with this "common enumeration." The MITRE Corporation manages and maintains the CVE List with assistance from the CVE Editorial Board.

High-Tech Bridge’s CEO, Mr. Ilia Kolochenko, commented: “At High-Tech Bridge we strongly believe that CVE project has a great importance for the security industry. Being able to coordinate vulnerability research, disclosure and mitigation by CVE identifiers is a key point to make information security efficient. We are going to contribute as much as we can to the CVE project and its values”.

"High-Tech Bridge has demonstrated its commitment to providing its customers with a comprehensive security advise by integrating CVE names into their Security Advisories. As security threats increase in number, complexity, and frequency today, organizations require clear and concise direction from security services like High-Tech Bridge's Security Advisories to help them proactively prepare for and respond to these problems," said Robert Martin, the CVE Compatibility Lead at MITRE. "The use of CVE Identifiers in their security advisories will help High-Tech Bridge's customers close the gaps in coverage that often result from using disparate security sources, thereby helping ensure more comprehensive protection against new and emerging vulnerabilities and exposures."

High-Tech Bridge Security Advisories (HTB Security Advisories) are provided on a non-profit base, in accordance to High-Tech Bridge’s corporate Social Responsibility, with the aim of helping various software vendors improving their products' security and reliability. More than 160 different software vendors have released security patches and improved security of their products thanks to High-Tech Bridge Security Research Lab, including HP, Sony, SugarCRM, OrangeHRM and many others. In Q1 2012 88% of software vendors affected by HTB Advisories have released security patches. Q2 2012 statistics, which is currently being prepared for publication, will disclose some interesting facts and details about various vendors, such as the most reactive vendor of Q2 2012 – Serendipity that has provided a security patch for SQL injection vulnerability in 23 minutes after notification about the vulnerability.

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