The Role of Patch Management in Vulnerability Remediation

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. One of the most common types of vulnerabilities is bugs, or vulnerabilities that exist within software such as operating systems or applications. When one of these bugs is discovered after…

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Why Reporting Results of a Vulnerability Assessment is an Essential Step in Your Vulnerability Management Process

A vulnerability assessment is a comprehensive review of your information system, designed to identify weaknesses causing risk for your organization. Vulnerability assessments are essential in order to proactively prevent attacks and stay in compliance with regulatory requirements. The end result of a vulnerability assessment is a report that you can use as a roadmap for…

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Best Practices for Application Vulnerability Management

According to F5’s The State of the State of Application Exploits in Security Incidents report, web application attacks were the leading incident pattern among data breaches for six of the last eight years. Meanwhile, the number of new vulnerabilities discovered each year continues to rise, making it difficult for security teams to effectively keep up,…

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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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