ProXPN Urges the Department of Homeland Security to Make Vulnerability Sharing Plan Universally Available to All Developers

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ProXPN after backing the move by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has urged them to go a step further and make the plan universally available to developers.

As reported by networkworld on May 17th 2013 (http://www.networkworld.com/news/2013/051713-experts-ding-dhs-vulnerability-sharing-269889.html), by not being universally available, the DHS vulnerability sharing plan could miss smaller businesses that hackers could use as an entry point to the networks of critical infrastructure companies they sell products and services to, some experts said.

According to the article a recent report from Symantec found that the percentage of attacks targeted at companies with 250 employees or less almost doubled from 2011-2012.

ProXPN agrees with the experts as one Wolfgang Kandek, Chief Technology Officer for Qualys, a Vulnerability sharing company, on the article goes on to say, “While it is understandable that the government is starting slowly, I would like to see much broader sharing of information, from an offensive point of view, it is certainly valuable to maintain a certain number of exploits in private, but for defense the best option is to share the vulnerability information with the software vendors as quickly as possible."

ProXPN amongst its services offers a private internet subset that is exclusive to the users, which comes at no cost through connecting to the internet via a secure proXPN VPN . The high level of security provided by VPN technology like proXPN’s ensures that any user can access and enjoy a secure and exclusive, seamless online experience, whenever needed.

About proXPN:

Founded in 2009, proXPN is a leading VPN provider. Unlike other services they offer free accounts. Unlike the SaaS standard practice of time-based free trials, a proXPN free VPN account lasts for life and is limited only by connection speed. proXPN Premium account users enjoy unlimited connection speeds as well as advanced features such as PPTP compatibility for mobile devices and VPN Guard™, proXPN’s method of cutting all data transfer should the VPN connection fail, ensuring all data is encrypted during transmission even if there’s a system error. proXPN’s firm stance on the importance of individual privacy and security online mirrors public sentiment expressed during debates over SOPA and PIPA.

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