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Securing Cyberspace: Navigating Zero-Day Vulnerabilities through Discovery, Disclosure Strategies, and Defence Mechanisms

by Sreeja P.
International Journal of Computer Applications
Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA
Volume 185 - Number 45
Year of Publication: 2023
Authors: Sreeja P.
10.5120/ijca2023923262

Sreeja P. . Securing Cyberspace: Navigating Zero-Day Vulnerabilities through Discovery, Disclosure Strategies, and Defence Mechanisms. International Journal of Computer Applications. 185, 45 ( Nov 2023), 12-17. DOI=10.5120/ijca2023923262

@article{ 10.5120/ijca2023923262,
author = { Sreeja P. },
title = { Securing Cyberspace: Navigating Zero-Day Vulnerabilities through Discovery, Disclosure Strategies, and Defence Mechanisms },
journal = { International Journal of Computer Applications },
issue_date = { Nov 2023 },
volume = { 185 },
number = { 45 },
month = { Nov },
year = { 2023 },
issn = { 0975-8887 },
pages = { 12-17 },
numpages = {9},
url = { https://ijcaonline.org/archives/volume185/number45/32991-2023923262/ },
doi = { 10.5120/ijca2023923262 },
publisher = {Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA},
address = {New York, USA}
}
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%J International Journal of Computer Applications
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%I Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA
Abstract

Zero-day vulnerabilities, concealed flaws within software and hardware that are exploited by attackers before public knowledge, pose a pervasive and persistent threat to digital security. This research paper investigates the multifaceted landscape of zero-day vulnerabilities, delving into their discovery, ethical disclosure, and defense mechanisms. Through an in-depth analysis of historical context and contemporary challenges, this study provides a comprehensive understanding of the complex world of zero-day vulnerabilities. The research begins by elucidating the importance of responsible disclosure in the context of zero-day vulnerabilities. It explores the ethical considerations and dilemmas faced by security researchers, the obligations of software vendors, and the legal aspects of handling these concealed threats. Responsible disclosure is not only a matter of mitigating risks but also a question of preserving the integrity of the digital ecosystem. Discovering zero-day vulnerabilities requires a blend of technical expertise and unwavering diligence. This research uncovers the methods and tools employed by security researchers to identify these vulnerabilities, as well as the motivations behind their relentless pursuit. By understanding the intricacies of zero-day discovery, we aim to provide insight into how advanced threat detection technologies and methodologies can be further enhanced. Finally, the paper assesses the existing defense mechanisms and best practices used to mitigate the risks associated with zero-day vulnerabilities. It explores the evolving landscape of network security, intrusion detection, and threat intelligence to evaluate their effectiveness and limitations in countering the unknown. In a world where the digital landscape continues to evolve, and attackers leverage ever-advancing tactics, the exploration of zero-day vulnerabilities remains paramount. This research aims to contribute to the ongoing efforts to safeguard digital systems and data from the relentless march of cyber threats, offering insights into the discovery, ethical handling, and defense against these enigmatic vulnerabilities.

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Index Terms

Computer Science
Information Sciences

Keywords

Zero-Day Vulnerabilities Responsible disclosure Security research Network security.