Solution Brief - Risk-Based Vulnerability Management

Your vulnerability management program is supposed to be the cornerstone of your cybersecurity initiatives– how you stay ahead of the adversary. However, traditional vulnerability management has a number of limitations.

Legacy vulnerability tools spew out alerts in the (tens of) thousands every time a scan completes, leaving your team overwhelmed and struggling with how to proceed. It is hard to tell which of your vulnerabilities are critical, which can wait a day, vs ones that are just noise.

Another big issue is coverage. Traditional approaches to vulnerability assessment understand and monitor less than 5% of the enterprise attack surface, primarily CVEs (unpatched software vulnerabilities) and some simple security configuration issues mostly across traditional assets.

In order to truly enhance security posture and improve resilience, you need a risk-based approach to vulnerability management that identifies vulnerabilities due to 100+ attack vectors (not just CVEs) across all your assets, and also prioritizes them based on actual risk by understanding the context around each vulnerability and the enterprise asset that it affects.

Armed with this information, your security team will be better equipped to tackle your vulnerabilities in the most efficient manner and increase the effectiveness your cyber-risk management efforts. Read this solution brief to learn more.