For a long time, Vulnerability Management has been neglected by infrastructure management teams and Network vulnerabilities represent security gaps that could be abused by attackers to damage network assets, trigger a denial of service, and/or steal potentially sensitive information.
Exploiting vulnerabilities remains a popular path for threat actors. The U.S. CERT Vulnerability Database recorded 17,447 vulnerabilities in 2020, a record number of vulnerabilities for the fourth consecutive year.1 This underscores the importance of having a strong vulnerability management strategy. Combined with other security solutions such as XDR, managed detection and response, or security monitoring, vulnerability management is important and should be considered a pillar of your security foundation.
Primary benefits to performing regular vulnerability assessments:
Identify known security exposures before attackers find them.
Create an inventory of all the devices on the network, including purpose and system information. This also includes vulnerabilities associated with a specific device.
Create an inventory of all devices in the enterprise to help with the planning of upgrades and future assessments.
Define the level of risk that exists on the network.
Establish a business risk/benefit curve and optimize security investments.
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