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“Future of Vulnerability Management” Podcast Episode 9: Why it’s Important for Security Practitioners to Understand Business Logic to Prioritize Vulnerabilities

Future of Vulnerability Management Podcast Episode 9 Featuring Leslie Forbes

The Future of Vulnerability Management podcast is dedicated to helping security professionals tackle real issues in the vulnerability management space. Lisa Xu, our CEO, interviews industry experts and leading practitioners about what can be done to prepare for the future of vulnerability management. 

Lisa has a passion for connecting business with technology and thrives in transforming disruptive technology into leading solutions. Over the past two decades, Lisa has advised Fortune 500 enterprises on data security, privacy and technology risk management, and led many diverse teams at Ally Financial (GMAC), KPMG, and Blue Cross Blue Shield.

In today’s episode, Lisa speaks with Leslie Forbes, Vulnerability Management SME, at Axonius, a cybersecurity asset management platform. Leslie is a technologist at heart, committed to bridging the gap between commercial and technological sides. At Axonius, he helps technical account managers and sales engineers teams engage with customers to provide the best expertise in each of the verticals the company supports. 

Topics discussed:

  • How Leslie sees vulnerability management challenges across different customers and industry verticals 
  • Leslie’s interpretation of risk-based prioritization 
  • Data overload across all sources and how to triage assets to better focus on crown jewel assets 
  • Why it’s important for security practitioners to understand business logic to better prioritize vulnerabilities 
  • Breaking down the fundamental hygiene problem many vulnerability management teams face 
  • Measuring the risk of a vulnerability in contrast to the impact of the vulnerability
  • The areas in vulnerability management that need automation the most 
  • Life cycle management and how to reach the end goal
  • Leslie’s predictions on the future of vulnerability management 


Listen to the episode on Apple or Spotify now!

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