Risk-Based Vulnerability Management a Better Form of Cyber Defense
December 4, 2018
Mo Moin (268 articles)
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Risk-Based Vulnerability Management a Better Form of Cyber Defense

Protecting an organization from threats is becoming increasingly difficult, as the number and sophistication of threats continues to increase exponentially. A big issue is finding, prioritizing, and fixing vulnerabilities before they are exploited.

That has always been a top priority for security professionals, but the growing number of vulnerabilities makes it difficult, if not impossible, for legacy vulnerability assessment tools to be effective.

Many security tools, such as anti-malware and intrusion detection systems, have used artificial intelligence (AI) as a way to modernize and keep up with current trends, but the vulnerability assessment market has not. Infusing AI into this market would shift the market from treating all vulnerabilities as equal to enabling businesses to evaluate and prioritize them based on risk. However, one approach doesn’t replace the other, but rather complements, as both are required to protect against the widest range of attack vectors.

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