Vulnerability
Management Services

 

Minimize Exploitable Security Weaknesses Across Your Operations

What is Vulnerability Management?

Vulnerability management refers to the process of discovering, classifying, prioritizing, remediating, reporting and responding to software and network security vulnerabilities. Identified vulnerabilities may be remediated in several ways, including patching, software reconfiguration or security policy updates.

 

A security vulnerability is a flaw, weakness or error found within your security program that could be leveraged by a bad actor to compromise your network.

You Must Minimize Exploitable Security Weaknesses Across Your Operating Environment

 

New vulnerabilities in your IT ecosystem arise every day. But not all vulnerabilities are created equal. Most exploited vulnerabilities are already known by security and IT professionals at the time of the incident.

 

Most companies adopt a reactive posture, attempting to stamp out vulnerabilities as soon as they’re discovered. But this “Whack-A-Mole” approach just leaves your security teams overworked, frustrated and perpetually behind. Instead of trying to patch everything, you need to focus on those vulnerabilities that present the greatest risk to your organization.

 

That means analyzing and prioritizing those vulnerabilities based on risk-based remediation and data-driven metrics tied to your business objectives to minimize unnecessary patching and downtime.

 

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Not all vulnerabilities 

are created equal

Management Lifecycle

 

Organizations will always need proactive defenses — but vulnerabilities with known fixes are still the source for a significant number of breaches.

 

With Optiv, you’ll rely on a vulnerability management process built to support continuous improvement. You begin with discovery to analyze your current state and identify critical data, assets, and objectives to set a clear baseline. Then you’ll prioritize Optiv recommendations for triage and program execution. Based on vulnerabilities you’ve prioritized, your Optiv team will execute the appropriate services for remediation.

 

The final phase validates progress and directly compares results against your established baseline. You’ll get clear, consolidated reports that outline revised recommendations and lessons learned.

 

This lets you continually tweak your vulnerability management program for constant, incremental improvements.
 

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What Are Some of the Most Common Security Vulnerabilities?

 

  • Insider threat
  • Unpatched or out of date software
  • Weak or missing authorization credentials
  • Missing or poor data encryption
  • Misconfigured systems
  • Precarious resource management

 

Security vulnerabilities could be within:  

 

  • Your governance program (ownership, documentation, threat and vulnerability detection, information sharing, risk management)
  • Your technology (network, wireless, host and application processes and tools)
  • Your scanning processes (network, wireless, host and application scanning) 
  • The organization remediation process (the program tracking and metrics) 

Optiv’s Unique Vulnerability Management

 

Optiv Vulnerability Management Services are designed to ensure your mitigation processes constantly improve. Here is a breakdown of the Optiv vulnerability management process.

Why Clients Choose Optiv for Vulnerability Management

Process-

Focused

 

Deep understanding of vulnerability management processes used in the corporate world.

 

Technical 

Expertise

 

Experts in network security, application security, adversarial emulation and security operations.

 

Extensive Industry

Experience

 

Drawing from over 1000+ years of combined team experience, we have the knowledge and skill sets to ensure success.

 

Client-First
Culture

 

Optiv’s passion for security and our commitment to quality results means we focus on the right vulnerability management solutions to meet your specific needs.

 

Proven
Methodologies

 

We employ an adversarial perspective, proprietary risk rating for prioritized vulnerabilities and asset criticality, as well as integrating standards across multiple security frameworks.

 

Related Vulnerability Management Insights

 

At Optiv, we understand the challenges your organization’s security operations face — and we’ll work with you to improve your security posture and mitigate risks.

 

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Vulnerability Management Program

 

Optiv’s vulnerability management program assesses your organization’s ability to identify vulnerabilities while maintaining critical operations.

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Accelerating Vulnerability Remediation

 

In this paper, we describe a methodology for transforming vulnerability management to reduce the MTTR.

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Vulnerability Management Consulting Services Guide

 

Optiv vulnerability management consulting helps improve the effectiveness of existing processes, procedures, workflows, solutions and overall program.

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Cybersecurity Field Guide #4: Best Practices for Automated Vulnerability Remediation

 

This field guide explores the current state of vulnerability remediation and provides guidance on emerging automated solutions.

Speak to a Vulnerability Management Expert

 

Contact us and together we’ll design and implement a program that reduces your organization’s risk by evaluating exploitable vulnerabilities while simultaneously supporting the availability and integrity of your critical business operations and data.