How to Automate Vulnerability Patching and Bolster CVSS Scoring
January 23rd, 2020
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Every organization has a great number of Common Vulnerabilities and Exploits (CVEs), and patching them can be resource-intensive and time-consuming. It’s a balancing act – users must prioritize which CVEs should be patched first based on risk score, without undergoing downtime for mission-critical systems and solutions. CVSS scores and data from existing vulnerability management solutions lack valuable context. Without the ability to automatically and continuously adjust the risk based on clear, deep, and dark web research, users cannot prioritize CVE patching.
To help security teams automate CVE scoring and prioritize patching, IntSights created Vulnerability Risk Analyzer, which supplies our External Threat Protection Suite users with up-to-date external intelligence and a risk-based prioritization score. This enables security personnel to assess the external risk posed from each CVE, so vulnerabilities can be patched based on clear, deep, and dark web intelligence.
IntSights Vulnerability Risk Analyzer updates an antiquated vulnerability patch management process, while greatly enhancing regulatory compliance requirements. Leveraging robust integrations with leading vulnerability management solutions, organization-specific CVEs are enriched with external intelligence information and are instantly scored. This eliminates the resource-intensive process of determining which CVEs should be patched first. Vulnerability Risk Analyzer automates vulnerability prioritization, ranking, and management, which is an onerous manual audit process associated with many compliance and data privacy regulations.
Benefits of Vulnerability Risk Analyzer:
- Data from the clear, deep, and dark web can be filtered from each specific source
- Automate and satisfy control requirements by direct alignment to common and required compliance and data privacy regulations such as PCI DSS, NIST CSF, HIPAA Security Rule, GDPR, CCPA, NERC CIP and more.
- Prioritize near-term critical vulnerability targets to ensure adequate coverage and security planning for any system EOL assets within your enterprise
Kevin Diffily is a Product Marketing Manager at IntSights. He strives to provide security teams with the knowledge and tools they need to enable proactive defense against emerging cyberattacks. Kevin has a background in journalism, brand development, content marketing, and social media management. He received his B.A. in Communication from Curry College and his M.A. in Integrated Marketing Communication from Emerson College. He is a staunch proponent of gratuitous Oxford comma use.
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