Accuvant Releases Recommendations for Addressing Heartbleed Internet Security Flaw

Denver – April 9, 2014 – Accuvant, the authoritative source for information security, has released a new paper with recommendations on how to address the recently discovered Heartbleed Bug, a serious Internet security vulnerability that could put personal information such as passwords, credit card information and emails at risk.

The Heartbleed Bug is a vulnerability within the OpenSSL cryptographic library (CVE-2014-0160) used to encrypt communications between web applications, email exchanges, instant messaging clients and some SSL-based virtual private network connections. This issue occurs because the vulnerable software packages do not properly handle Heartbeat Extension packets.

The new Accuvant paper provides organizations with the following information about the Heartbleed Bug:

  • A list of products and applications that may be affected;
  • Guidance on how organizations can determine their vulnerability;
  • Details on the impact the vulnerability could have on an organization; and
  • Recommendations on how to address the vulnerability.

Accuvant helps organizations monitor, detect and respond to security issues like the Heartbleed Bug through its Managed Security Services, which provide remote, 24/7 access to essential expertise and infrastructure needed to manage the security of an organization’s environment.

About Accuvant
Accuvant is a leading provider of information security services and solutions serving enterprise-class organizations across North America. The company offers a full suite of service capabilities to help businesses, governments and educational institutions define their security strategies, identify and remediate threats and risks, select and deploy the right technology and achieve operational readiness to protect their organizations from malicious attack. Headquartered in Denver, Colorado, Accuvant has offices across the United States and Canada. Founded in 2002, Accuvant has been named to the Inc. 500|5000 list of fastest growing companies for the last seven consecutive years. For more information about Accuvant, visit Accuvant’s website at

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