Qualys. has filed a patent for a method to generate an asset remediation trend map for countering attack campaigns. The method involves receiving attack kill chain data, parsing it to determine attack execution operations, identifying remediation operations, sequencing them, and creating a visual representation for remediation steps. GlobalData’s report on Qualys gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

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Generating asset remediation trend map for attack campaign

Source: United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Credit: Qualys Inc

The patent application (Publication Number: US20240007487A1) describes a method and system for analyzing and remediating attack kill chain data associated with computing devices. The method involves receiving attack kill chain data, parsing it to determine attack execution operations based on vulnerability data or security patch availability, identifying remediation operations, sequencing them for remediation, and generating a visual representation of the remediation operations. The visual representation helps in understanding the sequence of operations required to remediate the attack campaign associated with the assets of the computing device.

Furthermore, the system described in the patent application includes computing system processors and memory storing instructions to receive and parse attack kill chain data, determine remediation operations, sequence them for remediation, and generate a visual representation indicating the order of execution for the remediation operations. The system also includes features such as quantifying successful attack execution operations, determining criticality data, and incorporating indicators in the visual representation to provide a status of the remediation operations. Overall, the method and system aim to enhance cybersecurity measures by efficiently analyzing and addressing attack campaigns associated with computing devices, thereby improving the overall security posture of the system.

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