Modern cyber resilience means fixing vulnerabilities in minutes, not months.
There’s no question – detecting and remediating critical vulnerabilities is vital for cyber resilience today. In order to stay ahead of threats, your organization needs to be able to quickly find and fix vulnerabilities before they are exploited. But how?
What is Vulnerability Remediation?
Vulnerability remediation involves the detection and resolution of threats to your attack surface.
For ITOps teams to do this well, the mean time to remediate (MTTR) needs to meet a 24/72 hour threshold, where critical vulnerabilities are remediated within 72 hours, and zero-day vulnerabilities within 24 hours. An MTTR this fast can be a challenging for many ITOps teams for a number of reasons:
The visibility received from detection tools often creates a lot of extra work, including vulnerability analysis, prioritization, and the manual creation of remediation steps – all of which increase your MTTR.
Fragmented workflows between SecOps and ITOps teams can slow down remediation and increase windows of exposure even more.
The increase/shift to the remote workforce has presented an array of new challenges impacting vulnerability management.
Watch this on-demand webinar for more background on the importance of vulnerability management and remediation given the challenges of the cloud and remote workforce.