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How You Can Better Manage Vulnerabilities

Vulnerability Management.

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 onetime 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.

Win a Free Scan

One of the first steps you can do when identifying your security gaps in your information technology infrastructure is to understand what your attack vectors look like from external threats. Therefore, we recommend performing external vulnerability scans to uncover any new vulnerabilities that have opened a new door into your network whenever that external-facing system undergoes change. To celebrate Cybersecurity Awareness Month, we would like to offer a special promotion. Every Friday starting October 11th we will be giving away a free uncredentialed external vulnerability scan for up to 254 IP addresses. In order to enter in the drawing, you will need to fill out the form at the link below. If you are selected as the winner, you will be put in touch with one of our technicians to go over our “Rules of Engagement” (ROE) document.

 

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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.