The Inevitable Need for Advanced Vulnerability Management

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We have read enough and more news in recent times on the surge in cyberattacks. It is crystal clear that attackers are not leaving out even the tiniest of security loopholes and are coming up with smarter ways to invade our IT network. Vulnerability management is the most crucial cyber defense process and has remained nearly the same over the last two decades. IT security teams are struggling to reduce the risk exposure and prevent cyberattacks because of the lack of this innovation. Today’s modern attack surface needs a next-gen, advanced vulnerability management approach to deal with the complex, ever-evolving attack surfaces and to curb cyberattacks. Why Conventional Vulnerability Management is not the Best-fit for Modern Security Landscape Vulnerabilities beyond CVEs are overlooked. In the traditional vulnerability management process, the definition of a vulnerability is straightforward, “A CVE or a Software Vulnerability.” CVEs are important to be managed; however, it is not sufficient to deal with the complex attack surface. Numerous security risks exist like a poorly configured setting, asset exposures, deviation in security controls, missing security patches, and security posture anomalies. These security risks present the same threat as software vulnerabilities and must be managed accordingly Lack of integrated remediation controls. Most of the traditional vulnerability management tools in the market do not come with integrated patching to remediate…

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