Vulnerability management is the practice of scanning production environment and proactively finding and fixing potential weaknesses in an organization’s network security that could fuel an attack. It is important to businesses of all sizes and across all industries to keep this in mind. When planned right, vulnerability management applies fixes after an assessment is completed, especially for high, high-medium, and Day-Zero identified gaps.
These items must be remediated shortly after a report is communicated so a potential cybersecurity attack can be avoided. A good assessor will work with management to eliminated false-positive results that show up in the initial scan of the devices within scope. With no master blueprint for building a vulnerability management system, organizations must determine a customized plan based on available resources and the specific risks for the company. This strategy is known as Security Incident Event Monitoring (SIEM). Tools can be purchased to aid management in the development of a proper SIEM strategy and adjust this strategy as emerging cybersecurity risks continue to change in the environment.
Our firm can assist medium and small businesses to develop a cyber security vulnerability assessment strategy and process. This includes a annual or six-month cadence to ensure that regular vulnerability assessment and penetration reviews can occur to reduce any emerging exposures into the network environment. Vulnerability assessment services and an overall vulnerability assessment approach is one of the most important components of an effective and balanced cyber security program.