Genetec Inc. (Genetec), a technology provider of unified security, public safety, operations, and business intelligence solutions, today announced that it has been authorised by the Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) program as a CVE Numbering Authority (CNA) .
The mission of the CVE® program is to identify, define, and catalogue publicly disclosed cybersecurity vulnerabilities. It is sponsored by Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and is operated by the MITRE Corporation in close collaboration with the international industry, academic, and government stakeholders.
A centralised system and process and cataloguing cybersecurity vulnerabilities helps stakeholders like software developers, device manufacturers, and IT teams to rapidly discover and correlate vulnerability information to protect system against attacks. Information technology and cyber security professionals use CVE records to ensure they are discussing the same issue, and to coordinate their efforts to prioritise and address the vulnerabilities resulting in faster early-stage vulnerability management, better coordination and more effective cyber hygiene.
As a common vulnerability and exposures (CVE) program partner, Genetec is authorised to publish CVE records to communicate consistent descriptions of vulnerabilities. Using these standardised and publicly disclosed CVE records can result of in significant time and cost savings.
“Genetec becoming an authorised CVE numbering authority and reflects out ongoing commitment to strong cybersecurity practises. Being part of an international community that is relied upon to identify, catalogue and publish vulnerabilities allows Genetec to communicate these vulnerabilities so they can be addressed swiftly. This provides out customers with greater assurance that their physical security solutions are protected and held to a high cyber security standard” said Christian Morin, CSI & Vice President of product engineering at Genetec Inc.