How to successfully monitor your attack surfaces
Massive breaches have reminded many companies of the huge risk IT vulnerabilities pose and have prompted them to take firm, proactive action to manage them. But complex, cloud-based infrastructures present such a huge attack surface that it’s hard to keep track of all the bugs. This is good news for cybercriminals, who have learned how to exploit these weaknesses.
There’s also regulatory pressure to manage IT vulnerabilities: for example the regulators require organisations providing IT services in the finance sector to have a risk-based vulnerability management programme in place.
With or without regulation, your organisation has a vested interest in managing its IT vulnerabilities.
We set up IT governance and risk management to help the client identify vulnerabilities relevant for the organisation and thus make best use of the available resources.
This isn’t a stand-alone process. We have helped clients align their vulnerability management to the relevant IT, security, business and regulatory context.
We eliminated the great manual effort involved in managing vulnerabilities by making sure the client had an integrated tool landscape.
You have an established and enforced set of processes for managing vulnerabilities, from identification to remediation.
Transparency on open vulnerabilities across the technology stack facilitates a timely reaction and remediation and gives you a full view of your current compliance status.
Roles, accountabilities and responsibilities across the IT and security teams involved are clear, with defined governance structures and frameworks.
You have a clear framework and controls for assuring regulatory compliance and standard and ad hoc reports to demonstrate it.
A simple solution design harnesses orchestration and correlation tools, providing automation and giving vulnerability scanning tools greater independence.
Regardless of which phase your organisation is currently in, we help you to adjust to the changing regulatory environment and secure your IT assets continuously.
A huge part of vulnerability management is the remedying the identified vulnerabilities and enhancing the specific solution.
We close the identified gaps and help you comply with the regulatory and security requirements. This includes conceptualising the technical scanning architecture as well as developing and establishing the organisational and procedural requirements for vulnerability scanning.
We provide vulnerability management as a service. This involves operating the scanning solution for you (ensuring the availability and functionality of the scanning solution). We carry out regular vulnerability scans, taking operational responsibility for implementing the vulnerability management process.