Implement an Effective Vulnerability Management Program
A robust vulnerability management program can help your organization reduce the risk of cyber attacks and ensure the security of your information assets.
Why Choose RedLens InfoSec for Vulnerability Management?
RedLens executes external and internal vulnerability scanning services that go far beyond basic automated scanning to provide manual validation and analysis of vulnerabilities. Our vulnerability scans bring assurance and confirmation that your systems are protected.
Benefits of a Vulnerability Management Program
Vulnerability scanning is an integral piece of your overall vulnerability management program. Vulnerability scans allow security teams to get an overall view on potential vulnerabilities, deficiencies in patch management, outdated virus and malware protection, and other weaknesses or misconfigurations.
Reduce the risk of cyber threats
Protect sensitive data
Meet compliance requirements
Prevent the cost and time associated with data breaches
Increased visibility into your IT infrastructure
Reduce the Risk of a Cyber Attack
Identifying, prioritizing, and remediating vulnerabilities are critical steps your organization need to take to proactively reduce the risk of cyber attacks and protect sensitive data.
Top Vulnerability Management FAQs
Vulnerability management is the process of identifying, assessing, prioritizing, and mitigating vulnerabilities in an organization's systems, networks, applications, and other assets. It is a critical aspect of cybersecurity and involves implementing a systematic approach to identify and address security weaknesses that could be exploited by attackers to compromise the confidentiality, integrity, or availability of information assets.
Vulnerability management is crucial to protecting your organization's valuable assets. Here are some other reasons why you should make vulnerability management a priority:
- Reduces your risk of a cyber attack.
- Meets compliance regulations to maintain certain security standards.
- Avoids the cost and time associated with recovering from a cyber attack.
- Maintains your reputation and customer trust by demonstrating your commitment to security and protecting customer data.
The process of operating Vulnerability Management includes the following steps:
- Identify Vulnerabilities through external and internal vulnerability scans.
- Evaluate the risk posed by identified vulnerabilities—what the impact to the organization would be if a vulnerability were to be exploited, how practical it would be for a hacker to exploit the vulnerability, and if any existing security controls reduce the risk of that exploitation.
- Remediate any identified vulnerabilities. Any detected vulnerabilities should be patched, fixed, or mitigated. Security staff may choose to mitigate the risk by ceasing to use a vulnerable system, adding other security controls to try to make the vulnerability harder to exploit, or reduce the likelihood and/or impact of the vulnerability being exploited successfully.
- Re-test to confirm the remediation work.
- Document and report on vulnerabilities and how they have been addressed.
Article PCI DSS
PCI DSS: Ongoing Vulnerability Management
It is critical for organizations to stay on top of passing quarterly vulnerability scans and installing critical security patches. Based on investigations of breached companies, no investigated organization that was breached was compliant with all twelve DSS requirements at the time of the compromise. In many cases, non-compliance with requirements like vulnerability scanning directly contributed to the breaches.Read More about the PCI DSS: Ongoing Vulnerability Management