How often do you scan your network for vulnerabilities? What does your process for remediating these vulnerabilities look like? If you’re like most companies, you might scan once a year with your yearly compliance penetration test. This really isn’t the best way to be implementing your security program. These programs require quite a bit of orchestration and communication with technical resources. Sometimes these processes don’t work exactly like you expect.
Continuous Vulnerability Management.
With new vulnerabilities being discovered every day, continuous monitoring of security vulnerabilities has rapidly become the preferred method of vulnerability identification and mitigation. Managed vulnerability scans encompass much of the same process and outputs of a one-time assessment (such as identifying, quantifying, and ranking security vulnerabilities), but at an increased frequency. The idea of a managed vulnerability scans program is to provide your organization ongoing vulnerability assessments, in order to stay abreast of the latest published security vulnerabilities. By implementing a program to continuously monitor for known vulnerabilities, organizations can reduce their exposure time and reduce their likelihood of experiencing a data breach. Managed vulnerability scans provide insight into your current state of security on a regular basis. These scans will identify risk ratings of vulnerabilities that will help you prioritize your remediation efforts.
Contact TechGuard Security to begin a vulnerability management plan that fits your needs.
Written by Grant Codak
Grant has over a decade of IT experience spanning a variety of domains with a focus on defensive security. Grant is currently a Cybersecurity Expert at TechGuard Security where he performs a wide variety of proactive security services, including penetration testing. He also holds the following certifications: CISSP, CEH, Security+, Network+, A+, and Metasploit Pro Certified Specialist. Recent responsibilities include, a Senior Web Security Engineer at a Fortune 50 organization along with a variety of application administration roles in security operations. His past project work includes, web tool development as well as firewall and web proxy migrations. Currently at TechGuard Security, Grant conducts audit control assessments, penetration tests, vulnerability assessments and social engineering exercises. Grant ties his knowledge together with his deep understanding of network operations and security architecture to deliver approachable report analysis to clients. Grant is also a nature enthusiast and enjoys mountain biking, hiking and kayaking.