February 5, 2021
Vulnerability Management is a cornerstone in modern cyber security defense. But getting started and implementing a successful security strategy for Vulnerability Management can be challenging. Here is our checklist to help you become successful.
It’s important to understand that Vulnerability Management is an ongoing and never-ending process. Most organizations don’t have the resources to work on an ongoing basis, so automation is a key function.
Risk-based vulnerability management (RBVM) allows you to understand vulnerability threats in context to their potential business impact. We suggest you keep it simple and instead look at the basic metrics.
Work with simple metrics to weigh your vulnerabilities, like CVSS (Common Vulnerability System Score), exploitability in combination with how critical a system is for your organization.
If you put the ambition level too high Vulnerability Management might become a disappointment. Vulnerability Management is an ongoing and never-ending process.
You’ll be more successful together. Don’t make Vulnerability Management a one-man show. Co-operation is key.
Depending on how far you've come in your cybersecurity process, you might want to integrate with other tools and products in your ecosystem.
You’re not stronger than your weakest link. Even the most well-protected systems in the world won't do you any good if your users put you at risk. Historically, most organizations have been focusing on protecting systems but forgot about the user.