Types of Scanning Used in Vulnerability Assessments

In 2021, there were more than 20,000 common vulnerabilities and exposures (CVEs) added to the MITRE database. This number of annually reported vulnerabilities has been gradually climbing since the database’s creation in 1999, with a significant increase in volume over the last five years. As a result, it’s now become impossible for security teams to…

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Prioritize Remediation with a Risk-Based Approach to Vulnerability Management

A vulnerability is a flaw or weakness in a system that, if exploited, would allow a user to gain unauthorized access to conduct an attack. Vulnerability management is the process of identifying, prioritizing, and remediating these vulnerabilities to reduce an organization’s overall risk. Prioritization of vulnerabilities is essential because not all vulnerabilities are going to…

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Detecting Common Types of Cybersecurity Vulnerabilities with Vulnerability Assessments

A vulnerability is a flaw or weakness in a system that, if exploited, would allow a user to gain unauthorized access to conduct an attack. Vulnerabilities can exist within applications, operating systems, software, hardware, or anywhere else in your network. They can  result from a misconfiguration in a security setting, an organizational policy that falls…

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5 Vulnerability Management Best Practices

Vulnerability management is the process of identifying, prioritizing, remediating, and reporting on vulnerabilities to proactively reduce your cyber risk. As organizations transition to the cloud, and the number of open-source libraries increases, vulnerability management gets more and more difficult. In 2021, there were more than 20,000 CVEs (common vulnerabilities and exposures) reported, a 212% increase…

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4 Stages of the Vulnerability Management Process

A vulnerability is a flaw or weakness in a system that, if exploited, would allow a user to gain unauthorized access to conduct an attack. Vulnerability management is the process of identifying, prioritizing, remediating, and reporting on vulnerabilities to proactively reduce your cyber risk. Because new vulnerabilities are constantly being introduced, vulnerability management is not…

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