Why Threat Intelligence is Central to Effective Vulnerability Prioritization
Vulnerability management is a persistent feature of good cybersecurity practice; a routine hygiene to help proactively reduce organizational risk. But vulnerability management is also a somewhat blunt instrument when faced with a critical mass of threats, each evolving at a different pace and each with unique implications for individual businesses.
This generates significant pressure within security teams to make their vulnerability management approach fit for purpose against a daily onslaught of threats and threat vectors. Their challenge is not merely to efficiently identify the presence of vulnerabilities, but to formulate a repeatable, scalable decision-making process that accurately prioritizes which to patch first with finite resources. And the key to enabling this capability is threat intelligence.