09 Feb Understanding the Elements of Risk Emphasizes the Need for Vulnerability Management
Going through the steps of the vulnerability management lifecycle diligently and repeating them regularly dramatically improves the IT security of any client. But most clients are not technical and won’t understand the necessity of the service, nor the benefit, unless you can explain it to them. The place to start is to make sure both you and your clients understand the risks of opting out of this service.
You can start by explaining that three vectors must overlap for a viable risk to exist:
Assets of value: There must be something of value on the network — including use of the network itself — that represent potential targets of attack.
Vulnerabilities: There must be weaknesses that could be exploited, such as open ports, unpatched applications, misconfigured network settings, etc.
Threats: There must be an actual attack, including malware, phishing expeditions, denial of services (DoS) attacks, etc., against a particular vulnerability or weakness.
There is no actual risk without all three of these vectors overlapping. All organizations have assets of value and almost all will face external and internal threats. Companies that adhere to the steps in the vulnerability management lifecycle can minimize vulnerabilities and greatly reduce risk.
VulScan delivers the features you need for internal and external vulnerability management and includes an optional portable scanner for ad hoc scans without consuming additional licenses. It’s also priced so that cost is no longer a barrier to scanning as many assets as you need, as frequently as you want.
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