!CVE: A New Platform for Unacknowledged Cybersecurity !Vulnerabilities

DeepSec - 16 November 2023

In the ever-evolving cybersecurity landscape, the identification and acknowledgment of vulnerabilities through the Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) system play a crucial role. However, vendor discretion in determining whether a security issue warrants a CVE assignment often results in overlooked vulnerabilities that pose significant risks. This presentation introduces the !CVE initiative, a groundbreaking platform that addresses this critical gap by identifying, tracking, and sharing unacknowledged cybersecurity vulnerabilities.

Our presentation begins with an overview of the CVE system and the challenges security researchers face in dealing with unacknowledged vulnerabilities. We discuss real-world examples of security issues ignored by vendors and explore the potential consequences of these hidden threats. We then delve into the !CVE platform, detailing its mission, features, and collaborative approach to empower the security community.

Through case studies, we demonstrate the value of the !CVE initiative in strengthening the cybersecurity ecosystem, highlighting the significance of addressing vulnerabilities not recognized by vendors. We also showcase the reporting process, expert panel, and public availability of !CVE reports, fostering a transparent and inclusive environment for vulnerability tracking and sharing.

Join us in exploring the world of unacknowledged cybersecurity vulnerabilities and learn how the !CVE initiative is bridging the gap between vendor discretion and community-driven security efforts. By raising awareness and fostering collaboration, we can create a more secure and resilient digital landscape for all.

Conference info: !CVE Talk at DeepSec 2023

(available after the conference)