The first part of this blog post series, The Three Stages of Enterprise Vulnerability Remediation, described the most serious challenges facing effective vulnerability remediation—complex infrastructures, distributed applications, and fragmented stacks. In order to pre-empt threats or contain their blast radius, today’s enterprises must have policies, processes, and tools in place to: analyze and assess vulnerabilities,… Continue reading Your Guide to Mastering Vulnerability Assessment Tools
The primary objective of vulnerability remediation is to pre-empt breaches before the vulnerabilities in data, applications, networks, or endpoints are exploited. Should a breach occur, however, then the objective of vulnerability remediation is to contain it as quickly as possible and thus minimize the damage.
In a previous blog on challenges in today’s security environment, we discussed the shortage of cybersecurity personnel – in the US alone, 3.5 million positions are expected to be unfilled by 2021. According to the Global Information Security Workforce, the main reason for this gap is not a lack of candidates per se; it’s a… Continue reading The Importance of Cyber Security Skills
The number of known vulnerabilities has exploded in recent years. With enterprises using more software solutions, open-source, cloud, Internet of Things, and more, it’s no wonder the increase in security flaws has skyrocketed.
“If it were easy, everyone would do it.” With the never-ending headlines of major breaches caused by vulnerabilities, it’s clear that vulnerability management isn’t easy. According to the Ponemon Institute, the average total cost of a breach in 2018 ranged from between 2-7 million dollars, depending on the number of compromised records.
As a CISO or Security Manager, you understand your organization’s need to remain one step ahead of cybercriminals searching for gaps in your security posture. The market is flooded with solutions for dealing with vulnerabilities and the challenge continues to be understanding the ways to best prioritize and manage the vulnerabilities. But first, to keep… Continue reading Network Vulnerability Assessment, Management, & Remediation