What difference does having a vulnerability management plan have in a business?
Network vulnerabilities are security flaws that attackers can exploit to harm network assets, resulting in denial of service, and/or data theft. Attackers are always on the lookout for new vulnerabilities to attack, as well as exploiting existing ones that have gone unpatched.
It's essential to have a vulnerability management system in place that scans for new vulnerabilities on a regular basis if you want to avoid cybersecurity breaches. Without a vulnerability testing and patch management mechanism in place, existing security flaws could remain on the network for an extended length of time. As a result, attackers will have more ways to exploit flaws and conduct attacks.
According to a survey data provided by Infosecurity magazine, nearly 60% of firms that "suffered a breach" did so because of an "unpatched vulnerability". To put it another way, nearly 60% of the data breaches experienced by survey respondents might have been easily avoided if they had a vulnerability management plan in place that applied crucial patches before attackers exploited the flaw.
The infamous Equifax data breach and the WannaCry ransomware may appear to have nothing in common to the untrained eye. In truth, both incidents featured hackers who were able to take advantage of unpatched vulnerabilities in Windows 7 and Windows 8 servers. Both the Equifax and WannaCry hackers were able to do so by targeting organizations that were running unpatched Windows software.
The distinction is in the ability to withstand cyberattacks of any kind. Even a slight discomfort in terms of network vulnerabilities might result in a significant loss of capital for the company and have an impact on the network infrastructure. Ignorance regarding minor vulnerabilities can be catastrophic. Having a vulnerability management plan is a precaution against attacks.
Stupa’s Full Stack Vulnerability Risk Management Platform
We provide a risk-based vulnerability management solution that identifies, assesses, prioritizes, and fixes vulnerabilities at any tier of infrastructure security.
1. Get a single view of your attack surface for fast remediation:
Our platform provides full automation of the detection and remediation of web applications, network infrastructure, wireless, and cloud vulnerabilities.
2. Identify the full picture:
In the drive to digital transformation and better completion, security is frequently overlooked. Instead of looking at point solutions, a full stack cyber security assessment gives you great visibility into the devices, networks, applications, and cloud infrastructure that your business relies on, allowing you to identify security gaps and secure them against hackers who take advantage of the white space.
3. Prioritize what is risky:
Having additional information alone will not assist you. Even the most experienced security team can be blindsided by the sheer number of alerts and vulnerabilities they must deal with. Our products, which are powered by threat intelligence and machine learning, give risk-based insights to help prioritize remediation and shorten patching time.
4. Remediate with speed:
The attack surface is evolving so as hackers’ mindset and attacks. Security teams must examine weaknesses across all IT environments on a regular basis and streamline remediation workflows. Our custom-build integration and accessible APIs make it simple to automate security scans and manage remediation processes with maximum efficiency.
Key features of our Full Stack Security Assessment Solution
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