6 Steps for Effective Vulnerability Management of your Technology

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Protect Your Business with Effective Vulnerability Management

As technology continues to advance, the risk of cyberattacks and data breaches increases. Hackers take advantage of vulnerabilities in software code, which can result in devastating consequences for businesses. It’s estimated that about 93% of corporate networks are susceptible to hacker penetration, and 61% of security vulnerabilities in corporate networks are over 5 years old.

At y365, we understand the importance of vulnerability management to protect your business from cyber threats. We offer a comprehensive vulnerability management process to help businesses identify and mitigate vulnerabilities in their networks. Our process involves the following steps:

Step 1. Identify Your Assets

We start by identifying all the devices and software that need to be assessed in your network. This includes computers, smartphones, tablets, IoT devices, servers, and cloud services. By having a full inventory of all systems and endpoints in your network, we can ensure that no vulnerabilities are missed.

Step 2: Perform a Vulnerability Assessment

Our team of IT professionals will perform a vulnerability assessment using assessment software and penetration testing. We scan your systems for any known vulnerabilities and match found software versions against vulnerability databases. This provides a roadmap for mitigating network vulnerabilities.

Step 3: Prioritise Vulnerabilities by Threat Level

We prioritise vulnerabilities by threat level, using the Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) and your own business needs. This ensures that the most severe vulnerabilities are addressed first.

Step 4: Remediate Vulnerabilities

We remediate vulnerabilities according to the prioritised list, applying updates or security patches, upgrading hardware, or ringfencing applications or devices. We also increase advanced threat protection settings in your network to fortify it against future attacks.

Step 5: Document Activities

We document the vulnerability assessment and management process to ensure compliance and inform the next vulnerability assessment. This includes logging when the last vulnerability assessment was performed and all the steps taken to remediate each vulnerability.

Step 6. Schedule Your Next Vulnerability Assessment Scan

Vulnerability management is an ongoing process, and we recommend having a schedule for regular vulnerability assessments. This helps fortify your network against cyberattacks and removes one of the main enablers of hackers.

Don’t wait until it’s too late to protect your business from cyber threats. Contact y365 today to schedule a vulnerability assessment and get started with effective vulnerability management.

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