What Matters Most: Remediating Vulnerabilities
- Mar 18, 2016
- Michael Tucker
Scanning is an important part of a well-established vulnerability risk management program. Vulnerability scanners allow you to identify the threats and weaknesses in your network. It also affords minimal compliance for companies subject to less stringent security rules, contributing to a false sense of security and system safety. Unfortunately, this means that some companies often stop there.
We’re all familiar with what happens after you scan your network – InfoSec teams are left with an enormous stack of scan results without context, order, or any suggestion whatsoever on what to do next.
(PSST: Are you depending entirely on the CVSS Score to evaluate your threats? Remember that CVSS does not put each risk into context either!)
Scanning is part of a bigger process. Once you identify the threats in your network, it’s time to prioritize them in order of risk. You don’t want to spend your time going after minor issues when you could have bigger vulnerabilities just waiting to implode. Many businesses encounter conflicting opinions on what the highest priorities are, which makes the remediation process take much longer than originally expected. Our Unified VRM understands the importance of prioritizing these threats and applies individualized business risk to create a remediation plan that is best for your entire team. Once you have your priority list, now you can start remediation and get to what matters the most: patching the vulnerabilities.
Beyond scanning, you need to be able to use the information your scanner provides to remediate the risks and keep your network secure. Now this may seem like a time consuming process (going through the scan results, prioritizing, and then remediating), but there are ways to get this done without burning through all your time and manpower. NopSec’s Unified VRM makes it possible for IT Professionals to identify, prioritize, and remediate their risks at a fraction of the resources usually needed for manual implementation. Don’t scan for vulnerabilities just for reporting or compliance. It is important to build a remediation operations program to reduce your overall security risk to an acceptable level. Unified VRM 4.0 is the industry leader in helping small and medium enterprises with friction-less remediation of their cyber threats and vulnerabilities.
Learn more about a remediation process that takes you beyond scanning. Download our free whitepaper, Remediation 101, today.