How to Implement a Risk-based Approach to Vulnerability Management

According to the Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC), the first three quarters of 2017 resulted in 1,120 total breaches and more than 171 million records exposed – a considerate increase over the 1,039 breaches and just over 36.6 million records exposed in all of 2016. In this threat landscape, where hacker sophistication is constantly expanding, the traditional approach to vulnerability management—counting closed vulnerabilities—doesn’t suffice.

Unfortunately, so long as organizations continue to count closed vulnerabilities as their modus operandi, there will continue to be high-profile breaches and dissatisfied executives. But there’s a better way to manage vulnerabilities that can improve the organization’s security posture and give you (and upper-management) confidence in your efforts.