Vulnerability Remediation Management

Phinity’s solution automates the allocation, tracking, and reporting of vulnerabilities from all sources

WHAT IS VULNERABILITY REMEDIATION MANAGEMENT?

Organisations actively perform Vulnerability Remediation Management processes to address or minimise the risks that stem from identified security vulnerabilities.

An information security vulnerability refers to an area where an organisation may be open to attack or damage. Vulnerabilities in an organisation’s cyber security defences are typically pro-actively identified through the running of vulnerability scanning software, manual configuration assessments, vendor emergency fixes, or more in-depth penetration testing of infrastructure, networks, applications, etc.

 

THE VULNERABILITY REMIEDATION CHALLENGE

As the prevalence of technology within organisations and the risk of cyber security have increased, so too has the volume of identified security vulnerabilities.

Unfortunately, the processes following on from the reporting of these vulnerabilities have not kept pace. As a result, most organisations have a growing list of unremediated vulnerabilities that could result in significant risks to the organisation. This is compounded by the fact that these reports often come from varying sources in varying formats to varying stakeholders - this means that the organisation does not have a single view of all the vulnerabilities and the potential risks.

Some of the key challenges that organisations experience include:

Lack of process consistency and efficiency

Lack of process consistency
and efficiency

Disparate sources of information

Disparate sources of
information

Complicated reporting channels

Complicated reporting
channels

Lack of clear accountability and responsibility to remediate

Lack of clear accountability to
remediate

THE VULNERABILITY REMEDIATION SOLUTION

Phinity’s solution automates the allocation, tracking, and reporting of vulnerabilities from all sources so that your team can focus on closing vulnerabilities, rather than on administering the process.

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IDENTIFY

Identify all the sources of reported open vulnerabilities, including manual findings, penetration testing findings, automated scan results, etc.

Determine a risk rating policy that applies across types of vulnerabilities (e.g. asset value, vulnerability rating, business risk). Agree on the remediation process and accountability with all stakeholders.

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ALLOCATE

Allocate vulnerabilities to responsible individuals – these people may be employees of the organisation or third-party vendors. Establish deadlines.

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TRACK

Track the status of Vulnerability Remediation, focusing on critical risks and overdue treatment actions. Then follow-up, respond, and attach evidence within Phinity to consolidate communication streams.

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VALIDATE

Assess treatment actions to determine their adequacy. Phinity enables this process and allows for the kick-off of retesting as necessary.

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REPORT

All vulnerabilities, ratings, responsibilities, statuses, etc. are housed within Phinity. This enables powerful, centralised, and real-time reporting.

The result is an effective and efficient process, real-time reporting, and an increase in the number of vulnerabilities remediated – ultimately reducing the risk to the organisation.

WHY CHOOSE PHINITY?

Integrating Phinity into your Vulnerability Remediation efforts has many benefits:

REDUCED
RISKS

DECREASED
COSTS

INCREASED
COLLABORATION

OPERATIONAL
EFFICIENCIES

REAL-TIME
REPORTING

COLLATE, MANAGE, AND REMEDIATE VULNERABILITIES EFFECTIVELY AND EFFICIENTLY