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An exploit is a technique to breach the security of a network or information system in violation of security policy.This strategy takes advantage of the application or systems flaw so the hackers or cyber criminals can take use it to their benefit.

What Does This Mean For An SMB?

Your business needs to take proactive measures today to first reduce its chances of being hit by ransomware, phishing, or other cybersecurity attacks. Secondly, validate backups and disaster recovery plans are current and functioning in case you end up hit with ransomware. CyberHoot recommends the following best practices to avoid, prepare for, and prevent damage from these attacks:

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Additional Reading: Exploit Pricing: a Research Paper

Related Terms: Exploit Analysis

Source: ISO/IEC 27039 (draft), DHS personnel

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