In an increasingly complex world, how do you know what vulnerabilities to focus on first?
When prioritizing vulnerabilities, it’s important to keep one crucial factor in mind: Risk.
By prioritizing vulnerabilities based on risk, you can ensure you focus your efforts on eliminating the worst vulnerabilities first. While challenging, prioritizing vulnerabilities based on risk isn’t impossible.
Align Vulnerability Management
with your Business Risks
The sheer number of vulnerabilities that most organizations have to deal with is overwhelming. This is especially challenging for organizations with mature vulnerability management programs. They will have many different vulnerabilities to deal with and may be struggling to prioritize the highest-risk ones. In fact, prioritizing vulnerabilities is one of the most common challenges organizations with mature vulnerability management programs face. XRATOR Risk-based Vulnerability Management (RBVM) not only allows you to start a Vulnerability Management program from scratch, it directly puts your in position to prioritize them according to your organization risks environment.
The first step towards vulnerabilities prioritization is to get everyone involved in the process on the same page. It implies that organization's decision-makers are able to grasp which IT function contributes to which strategic objective.
Senior executives must looks at their organization's core functions and define the impact of any disruption of that function, including cyber.
As XRATOR Asset System is tied both to the business domain and the technological environment, performing a Business Impact Analysis (BIA) directly ponderates assets vulnerability score according to the business missions.
to your Adversaries
If you have vulnerabilities that no one is actually exploiting, maybe it is time to focus on lower severity ones that are actual cybercriminals daily bread.
Integrating Cyber Threat Intelligence into the Vulnerability Management program gives the agility to adjust the remediation planning according to the fast-pace evolution landscape.
XRATOR constantly monitors external sources of information about cybercriminals activities and Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) operations, drills down their modus operandi and identify the exploited weakness.
XRATOR unique technology HyperCube wrap everything up to deliver embedded prioritized remediation guidance.
If the company's assets are not patched against vulnerabilities, an attacker could gain access to the assets and use them to fulfill the purpose of its attack.
But it's difficult to find and assess vulnerabilities in dynamic environments due to the dynamic nature of the environment. If you don't know that an asset asset is in your network, how can you know the vulnerabilities it holds?
XRATOR Automated Scan Engine behaves like a penetration tester or a malicious intruder. Before searching vulnerability, it conducts an independent assessment of connected devices in the perimeter to unreveal all actual assets of the network segment.
The Benefits of RBVM