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  • Writer's pictureTravis McCormack

Looking to Start or Augment Your Vulnerability Management?

Learn how to identify and prioritize the cyber risks that threaten your business and how to mitigate them effectively with our vulnerability assessment programs.

What is Vulnerability Management?

Vulnerability management is the process of identifying, assessing, and addressing the vulnerabilities that exist in your IT systems, networks, and applications. Vulnerabilities are weaknesses or flaws that can be exploited by hackers to compromise your data, disrupt your operations, or damage your reputation.

Vulnerability management is not a one-time activity, but a continuous cycle that involves scanning, testing, reporting, and remediation. By implementing a vulnerability management program, you can:

·       Reduce the attack surface and exposure of your business to cyber threats

·       Comply with regulatory and industry standards and best practices

·       Improve your security posture and resilience

·       Enhance your customer trust and loyalty

Vulnerability Management Cycle Diagram

What Is Needed To Start a Vulnerability Management Program?

Starting a vulnerability management program can seem daunting, especially if you have limited resources, time, or expertise. However, you can follow these steps to get started:

·       Define your scope and objectives: Determine what assets you need to protect, what are your security goals, and what are your compliance requirements.

·       Establish your policies and procedures: Define your roles and responsibilities, your vulnerability scanning frequency and schedule, your reporting and remediation process, and your metrics and indicators.

·       Select your tools and technologies: Choose the tools and technologies that suit your needs and budget, such as vulnerability scanners, penetration testers, patch management software, and security information and event management (SIEM) systems.

·       Perform your initial assessment: Conduct a baseline scan of your assets and identify the vulnerabilities that exist in your environment. Prioritize the vulnerabilities based on their severity, impact, and exploitability.

·       Remediate your vulnerabilities: Implement the appropriate actions to fix or mitigate the vulnerabilities, such as applying patches, updating configurations, or installing firewalls. Verify that the remediation is effective and document the results.

·       Monitor and review your program: Continuously scan your assets and detect any new or recurring vulnerabilities. Evaluate your program performance and effectiveness and make any necessary adjustments or improvements.

How Can McCormack Cyber Solutions Help You?

If you need help with starting or improving your vulnerability management program, you can count on McCormack Cyber Solutions. We are experienced in helping you start up, or add in third party assessments to your existing vulnerability management program.

Vulnerability assessments from McCormack Cyber Solutions offer a great way to validate the most impactful risks in your environment while cutting out as much of the noise as possible.

When we provide a vulnerability assessment we go beyond simply running tools and providing you a raw dump. Our experts will work to filter out false positives and appropriately rank the risk of findings for your environment to help your team prioritize fixes.

A vulnerability assessment with McCormack Cyber Solutions starts by defining a scope and cadence to your assessment(s). Many clients choose to utilize us on a recurring monthly basis, but we also support one-off and quarterly assessments, as well to fit your organization's specific needs and budget.

Some benefits of choosing McCormack Cyber Solutions for your next vulnerability assessment include:

·       Getting an independent review of your environment with expert analysis

·       Providing you with comprehensive and actionable reports and recommendations

·       Assisting you with remediation guidance and validation of your remediations

·       Offering you ongoing support and guidance to maintain your security

Our vulnerability assessment programs are tailored to your specific needs and budget. We use the latest tools, and follow industry best practices to ensure your vulnerability management program is at the top of its game. We have a team of certified and experienced security professionals who can help you achieve your security goals.

Contact us today to learn more about our vulnerability assessment programs, and how we can help you start a vulnerability management program that protects your business from cyber threats.


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