Vulnerability management is the process of identifying, evaluating, treating, and reporting on security vulnerabilities in systems and the software that runs on them. This, implemented alongside with other security tactics, is vital for organizations to prioritize possible threats and minimizing their “attack surface.”
Keeping them all patched is an impossible task–but having a vulnerability management plan can ensure that you’re addressing the highest-risk vulnerabilities. Vulnerability management gives you a process and the tools to regularly identify and remediate your most critical and high-risk vulnerabilities.
The 4 Key Components of a Strong Vulnerability Management Program
- Asset & Vulnerability Discovery.
- Vulnerability & Risk Prioritization.
- Patch Management.
- Remediation & Exception Tracking.