2018 is on track to exceed the record-breaking published vulnerability rates of 2017. Combined with the headline-grabbing breaches and attacks of the past few years, vulnerability management has become a top concern for software organizations.
While vulnerability management has been a mandatory practice for development and security teams for quite a while, professionals and stakeholders are getting wise to the fact that vulnerability management is much more than running a quarterly vulnerability scan and submitting a remediation management plan.
Vulnerability Management Best Practices: Staying A Step Ahead of Security Vulnerabilities
Typically, a vulnerability management program includes three components: identification, prioritization, and remediation. Each one of the practices is constantly evolving to address new software environments and security threats.
Developers, security experts, and stakeholders have to keep up with vulnerability management best practices if they want to stay on top of their security game, and who better to weigh in than some of the top industry analysts and providers of vulnerability management solutions.
Asset Management: Know Your Systems Inside and Out
The first phase in a vulnerability management process is identification. But even before that, you need to know what compromises your organization’s software. Today’s organizations have to track a wide and complex attack surface, on top of the traditional network infrastructure that they have always scanned.
Amit Yoran, Chairman and CEO of Tenable Network Security calls this an elastic attack surface, spanning across an enterprise environment that is dynamic, borderless, and highly connected. Yoran’s list of the elastic attack surface’s major components includes cloud instances, mobile devices, IoT devices, containers, and web applications, in addition to traditional enterprise assets, which are now dynamic (Read more…)
*** This is a Security Bloggers Network syndicated blog from Blog – WhiteSource authored by Ayala Goldstein. Read the original post at: https://resources.whitesourcesoftware.com/blog-whitesource/vulnerability-management-best-practices