WHAT IS VULNERABILITY REMEDIATION MANAGEMENT?
An information security vulnerability refers to areas where an organisation may be open to attack or damage. Vulnerabilities in an organisation’s cyber security defences are typically pro-actively identified through the running of vulnerability scanning software, manual configuration assessments, vendor emergency fixes, or more in-depth penetration testing of infrastructure, networks, applications, etc.
Organisations actively perform vulnerability remediation management processes to address or minimise these risks.
The prevalence of technology within organisations and the risk of cyber security have increased, so too has the volume of identified security vulnerabilities.
Unfortunately, the processes following on from the reporting of these vulnerabilities have not kept pace, and as a result, most organisations have a growing list of unremediated vulnerabilities that could result in significant risks to the organisation. This is compounded by the fact that these reports often come from varying sources in varying formats to varying stakeholders, so the organisation does not have a single view of all the vulnerabilities and the potential risks.
Some of the key vulnerability remediation challenges that organisations experience include:
Lack of process consistency
Disparate sources of
Lack of clear accountability to
THE VULNERABILITY REMEDIATION SOLUTION
Phinity’s Vulnerability Remediation Management solution automates the allocation, tracking and reporting of vulnerabilities from all sources so that the team can focus on closing vulnerabilities rather than on administering the process.
Contextualise the oganisation, including ISMS scope and stakeholder mapping. Develop leadership and governance artefacts (including Policies, RASCI and Communication). Plan the assessment approach, the scope of inventory assets, and the the information security objectives with a plan to achieve them.
Integrate the platform into the process by uploading your information assets, configuring assessments and workflows according to the defined plan.
Profile, assess and categorise all assests via a systematic, integrated solution that provides realtime data and analysis with recommendations on managing each asset according to risk, standards and policies.
Report against information security metrics, that align with the goals of your ISMS.
Assign, track, treat and demonstrate effective security mitigation and improvement actions according to your ISMS objectives.
The result is an effective and efficient process, real-time reporting, and an increase in the number of vulnerabilities remediated – ultimately reducing the risk to the organisation.
WHY CHOOSE PHINITY?
Integrating Phinity Risk Management Solutions into your vulnerability remediation efforts has many benefits: