MSSPs Particularly Vulnerable to Cisco FDM Flaw


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Of all those who potentially face a threat from the recently disclosed vulnerability on the Cisco Firepower Device Manager (FDM), MSSPs could feel the impact the hardest if adversaries decide to exploit it.

“An MSSP may be operating Cisco Firepower Device Manager (FDM) to manage instances of Cisco Firepower [next-generation firewalls] NGFWs for customers, in which case they’d be susceptible to attacks that aim to exploit the vulnerability,” said Michael Isbitski, technical evangelist at Salt Security.

“For MSSPs taking care of several businesses, the threat of an attack on the tool they use to manage and access their clients’ systems could lead to cybercriminals infiltrating more businesses than if they were to go after them one at a time,” said Heather Paunet, senior vice president at Untangle.

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