Prevent security breaches with vulnerability management solutions
Today enterprises face danger not only from external but also from internal sources. With cyber criminals always on the lookout for vulnerabilities, loopholes, and weaknesses in procedures, processes, and systems to make quick money, enterprises need to ensure that all loopholes and vulnerabilities within the enterprise are plugged.
Published on: Mar 4, 2016
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Prevent Security Breaches with Vulnerability Management SolutionsToday enterprises face danger not only from external but also from internal sources. With cybercriminals always on the lookout for vulnerabilities, loopholes, and weaknesses in procedures,processes, and systems to make quick money, enterprises need to ensure that all loopholes andvulnerabilities within the enterprise are plugged. Hence, what is required is a proactive approachbecause proactively managing vulnerabilities will reduce the potential for misuse and involveconsiderably less time and effort than responding after exploitation has occurred.Wikipedia defines vulnerability management as “the cyclical practice of identifying, classifying,remediating, and mitigating vulnerabilities”. Vulnerability management is not a one-time solution foran enterprise’s security issues. Nor it is a solution for protecting only digital information. Instead, it isan ongoing process to protect an enterprise’s valuable data, customer information, critical networkassets, and intellectual property. In simple terms, vulnerability management involves protection of notonly digital information and the physical hardware assets in which they reside, but also the non-digitaland intangible assets. Hence, asset management is an important aspect of vulnerability managementthat includes the discovery, identification and classification of hardware assets such as servers,desktops, laptops, etc. and business information assets whether tangible or intangible, of anyorganization.Moreover, in today’s increasingly regulated and compliance driven business environment, enterprisesneed effective solutions not only to counter the growing number of security threats but also to complywith the increasing number of stringent regulations. Compliance with regulatory directives such as theHealth Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act of 1999(GLBA), the Sarbanes–Oxley Act of 2002 (SOX), the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCIDSS),Control Objectives for Information and Related Technologies (COBIT) and so on are very essentialfor enterprises to avoid penalties.Hence, enterprises must invest in a good vulnerability and compliance management solution thatensures not just effective IT compliance and vulnerability management but also asset management.This helps enterprises to Manage the functions, data and tasks associated with assets and related vulnerabilities Identify potentially exploitable vulnerabilities in network infrastructure Detect, prioritize and address complex IT risks Map assets and vulnerabilities to regulationsVulnerability management is not something to be done after a security breach has occurred but it is away to prevent security breaches from occurring. Hence, enterprises, irrespective of big or small, mustput in place an effective vulnerability management solution to keep the cyber criminals at bay.Click here to read more on - HIPAA and HITECH, vendor management