How to Develop an Efficient Threat and Vulnerability Management System?

By Enterprise Security Magazine | Tuesday, January 26, 2021

The companies must focus on protecting the security of their network due to the increasing cyberattacks. 

FREMONT, CA: It takes time to develop an efficient infrastructure for cybersecurity. Organizations must ensure that their systems do not have any vulnerabilities because the malicious attacks are rising with every passing day.

Threat and vulnerability management systems include assessing and arming themselves with the expertise to bolster the protection. In addition, building a program is more of a constant, ongoing endeavor than an immediate solution to cybersecurity: it is a layered, multi-stage method to keep the organization safe.

Developing a threat and vulnerability management program includes setting up and checking the defenses regularly and educating the workers at all levels about the latest cybersecurity practices and types of attacks. Only when an organization recognizes and implements a broad, long-term program that reasonably fixes security vulnerabilities and ensures adequate personnel training are cybersecurity initiatives at their best.

Perform regular penetration testing

Penetration testing, or pen testing, helps organizations identify and repair bugs that attackers can exploit. In one easy step, it does two things. Firstly, pen-testing helps to protect the network from any external attacks. Second, pen research provides organizations with impartial and competent insight into their safety infrastructure. Daily penetration testing has also proved to be an efficient method of fixing security vulnerabilities in networks when combined with other threat detection processes such as vulnerability assessment services.

Observe a consistent patching schedule

As soon as updates are available, patching the applications and systems will help protect the networks from hackers who exploit known vulnerabilities. Suppliers routinely issue updates to software such as operating systems and widely used applications. As updates can often trigger functionality problems, it is considered best practice to provide an environment of production or testing that represents manufacturing in which to test each update before implementing it.

Account for all IT assets and networks

The undoing may be a long-forgotten piece of hardware or software. They can seem insignificant, just sitting there with zero or close-to-zero intent in the corner. In the security infrastructure, those old programs or systems also reflect weak links that future attackers are trying to exploit.

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