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Vulnerability Management

Identify and quantify the security vulnerabilities in your system, so you can make improvements that reduce risks.

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You can’t protect your system if you don’t know what risks you face. Vulnerability management is a long-term security strategy that involves continuously identifying, classifying, prioritizing, remediating, and mitigating vulnerabilities in IT environments.

Having a vulnerability management program is a critical part of maintaining compliance and reducing the risk of both internal and external attacks. Establishing and maintaining a strong program can help you proactively understand potential threats to every asset within your IT infrastructure.

How Does Vulnerability Management Work?

Vulnerability management is an ongoing process. In addition to regular updates, as an organization evolves, new users, applications, and other changes can create new vulnerabilities that threat actors can exploit. With new vulnerabilities frequently being discovered, following the following steps can be the difference between staying protected and suffering a devastating breach.

 

Discovery

You won’t know what may threaten your organization if you don’t know what’s in it. An organization’s assets should all be categorized, assessed, and kept track of. Regularly auditing your IT environment and eliminating unauthorized applications and other shadow IT will ensure you know what needs to be protected.

How Do I Know If My Organization Needs Vulnerability Management?

Anyone who has assets connected to the Internet needs vulnerability management, so you can:

Know Your Risks.

To protect your business-critical data, you have to understand where your system is vulnerable. Find out which vulnerabilities exist, and which demand attention.

Think Like an Attacker.

Use the same techniques as threat actors to discover, exploit, and remediate vulnerabilities before an actual atttacker strikes.

Meet Compliance Requirements.

Vulnerability management programs not only help your organization maintain compliance for regulations like HIPAA, PCI DSS, and SOX, they alsoprovide detailed reports that avoid significant fines for non-compliance, allowing you to provide ongoing due diligence during any audit.

Justify Cybersecurity Investments.

Knowing your security risks can help you obtain the resources necessary to address the problems.

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