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
What is risk based vulnerability management?
Risk-based vulnerability management, also known as Vulnerability Risk Management, is a method of identifying, prioritizing, and addressing vulnerabilities in a system or network based on the potential risk that each vulnerability poses to the organization. The goal of risk-based vulnerability management is to protect an organization’s assets, including its data, systems, and networks, from cyber threats by prioritizing vulnerabilities that pose the greatest risk and addressing them first.
To implement a risk-based vulnerability management program, organizations typically follow a process that includes the following steps:
- Identify vulnerabilities: This step involves discovering vulnerabilities in systems and networks through a variety of methods, such as network scans, manual testing, and input from external sources.
- Assess risk: Once vulnerabilities have been identified, they are typically assigned a risk level based on factors such as the likelihood of exploitation, the potential impact on the organization, and the availability of a workaround or fix.
- Prioritize vulnerabilities: Based on the risk level of each vulnerability, the organization prioritizes vulnerabilities for addressing, typically focusing on the most critical vulnerabilities first.
- Remediate vulnerabilities: The organization takes action to address identified vulnerabilities, such as applying patches or configuring security controls to mitigate the risk.
- Monitor and review: The organization continually monitors systems and networks for new vulnerabilities and reviews the effectiveness of its risk-based vulnerability management program.
Risk-based vulnerability management is an ongoing process that helps organizations prioritize and address vulnerabilities in a proactive, systematic way, ultimately reducing the risk of a successful cyber attack and protect your assets.
XRATOR uses cyber threat intelligence to enhance risk-based vulnerability management. By integrating real-time intelligence on emerging threats and cybercrime tactics and techniques, XRATOR helps organizations more effectively prioritize vulnerabilities for remediation based on the potential risk they pose and the likelihood of exploitation.
With XRATOR, organizations can reduce the risk of a successful cyber attack, protect their assets, and ensure compliance with industry regulations and standards. The product also offers a range of features, such as automated vulnerability scanning, streamlined patch management, and advanced analytics and reporting capabilities.
XRATOR is an essential tool for organizations looking to start or improve their risk-based vulnerability management program and protect themselves against the constantly evolving threat of cyber attacks.