Vulnerability Management – Managing security exposures and updates
Manage exposures in a focused, effective and autonomous manner with Vicarius
Over the past five years, there has been a sharp increase in the amount of exposures in organizations, an increase that has been rising steeply over time.
The growing number of exposures and exploits is placing a heavy burden on UAV and IT teams, but paradoxically most organizations today do not use automated exposure management mechanisms that can significantly reduce and streamline security update handling, whether due to lack of awareness or fear of giving up a retrospective update. to cause damage.
In practice, there is almost no organization that manages to make updates in full. Most organizations are barely able to update the critical update categories. Some of the updates come as part of the manufacturer’s package – which increases the fear of an update as it may cause application failure.
There are basic products for scanning the network and producing a software version report and devices that require updating but this is a task that is very difficult to complete direction and the list is long, it has no priorities, no risk rating and no automation in the process.
An autonomous tool is needed that is able to manage exposures and updates in a focused and effective manner.
The new model in the world of information security
The world of information security has undergone significant changes in recent years and is evolving as the level of sophistication of risks increases.
In the old model used in the world of information security, information protection was based on prevention. In contrast, the new model in information security is extensively aided by high and advanced data analytics and in accordance with the data analysis, the protection of information is carried out equally through 3 approaches: identifying threats, repairing vulnerabilities and prevention.
The new information security model uses the comprehensive knowledge gained from data analysis to answer 3 basic questions that are essential in the world of information security.
Each question addresses a specific area of information security, managed by a basket of related technologies and applications:
Are there security vulnerabilities in the system? Managed by exposure management systems
What is the risk level of the system? Managed by systems for identifying and responding to security incidents
Is the system optimally secure? Managed by identity management systems and log management systems, along with control of IT systems at the level of information security
Usually, all the information needed to answer these critical questions is in the hands of information security managers, but a dedicated platform is required that will centralize the information, perform intelligent AI-based analysis and know how to draw conclusions and a list of operational tasks to implement.
“The Software Engineering Institute estimates that 90% of reported security incidents result from exploits against defects in the design or code of software. Ensuring software integrity is key to protecting the infrastructure from threats and vulnerabilities and reducing overall risk to cyber-attacks”
Vulnerability Management – A cyber risk management and exposure management system
Using the Vicarius platform, it is possible to obtain clarity and simple, clear and limited procedures for handling and managing exposures in real time, in addition to the possibility of applying updates automatically.
Vicarius’ TOPIA platform makes it possible to turn the “forest” of data and warnings into clear and easy-to-implement updates and protocols, in a way that reduces the risks to the organization by about 80% and allows the business to develop safely.