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Why do we need Vulnerability Management?

20.May.2016
Victoria Sigurdsson
Network security
Our company already use Firewalls, Intrusion Detection Systems, and other Security Solutions. Why do we need Vulnerability Management?

Our company already use Firewalls, Intrusion Detection Systems, and other Security Solutions. Why do we need Vulnerability Management?

Each year, approximately 50% more vulnerabilities are reported (read:more found) than the prior year. According to the National Vulnerability Database, there have already been 1059 vulnerabilities reported this year related to vulnerabilities discovered within products, the reservation numbers are already at 3987, and these are only the ones publicly listed and associated with a CVE. Due to Mitres new policy regarding the CVE system, further publicly disclosed vulnerabilities exists with no associated CVE tracking numbers, and there are still unpublished vulnerabilities out there being exploited. We can also with certainty assume there are further security holes within products that are yet to be discovered. This makes it is near impossible to have a network completely secured from every single threat.

Why do we need Vulnerability Management

ALMOST HALF OF ALL BREACHES EACH YEAR ARE DUE TO SYSTEMS RUNNING OUTDATED SOFTWARE

Some systems have not been patched, sometimes for several years, while severe security holes are still “alive and well” – easily exploited for example by using publicly available exploit kits on the internet. These kits require no expert knowledge and include known exploits which anyone can download and execute against a targeted network. As the threats increase and the unethical hackers become more creative and sophisticated, it is essential to have an overview of what services are running in your network, along with all the security threats associated with these. Patching, configuring and maintaining the systems, removing known vulnerabilities, is the first and most crucial step into having a high proactive security level.

THE OUTPOST24 SOLUTIONS ARE DEVELOPED TO MAKE VULNERABILITY MANAGEMENT EASY

The Outpost24 solutions do not only provide you with a comprehensive overview over what services are running for each asset within your network, it also gives you detailed information of the vulnerabilities that you may be affected of and stores all this information in one central system. Our Scanning-Less Scanning technology makes sure you get continuous monitoring of threats, even between audits of your assets.

With this said you are never completely secure. There will always be another security hole waiting to be discovered. Being aware of your vulnerabilities allows you to keep your assets more secure, and less likely to be exploited by unethical hackers. But security is not about audits, it is about processes. If you patch and reconfigure today, tomorrow there are new issues to address. It is basic cyber-housekeeping.

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By Victoria Sigurdsson

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