Vulnerability management is the process of identifying, evaluating, managing, reporting, and strategically integrating the findings and learnings into the overall Threat Management program.
Simply scanning and patching is a whack a mole proposition while a quality vulnerability management maps the organization’s assets, their importance, the vulnerabilities of the assets, the criticality of the threat or vulnerability to the system, and strategically remediates or mitigates the threat based on its overall risk to the organization.
The Vulnerability scanning, assessments and management that are delivered by SecureOps experts provide clear insight not only into immediate risks to systems and sensitive data but also serve as the foundation for overall security programs.
The consistent and ongoing services delivers:
There is likely more confusion around Vulnerability Scanning, Vulnerability Management, Application Scanning and even Penetration Testing concerning what to expect in terms of service, reporting, and how the service can help reduce risk and eliminate the thousands of software vulnerabilities that are discovered annually.
Vulnerability scanning is part of an overall vulnerability management program but certainly isn’t the program in and of itself. Network scanners or application scanners are used to find known vulnerabilities so that those vulnerabilities can be eliminated typically through patching the code. The issues that organizations like Equifax and so many others have experienced is that vulnerabilities are constantly discovered, and they find themselves patching haphazardly without consideration to the system or assets value that needs to be patched. Thus, for many organizations, eliminating vulnerabilities in a timely manner is not managed strategically and certainly not efficiently, ultimately leaving organizations open to threats.