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Vulnerability Assessments and Management

Technology vulnerabilities are an unfortunate side effect of innovation. When software companies push new updates, there are often weaknesses in the code.

Hackers exploit these weaknesses until software makers address the vulnerabilities with a security patch. The cycle continues with each new software or hardware update.

It’s estimated that about 61% of security vulnerabilities in corporate networks are over 5 years old. This is because assessing and managing these network weaknesses isn’t always a priority for organizations.

Organizations like this are susceptible to many types of attacks that take advantage of unpatched vulnerabilities in software code. This includes ransomware attacks, account takeover, and much more.

Putting together an effective vulnerability management process can reduce your risk. This looks like:

  1. Identify Your Assets
  2. Perform a Vulnerability Assessment
  3. Prioritize Vulnerabilities by Threat Level
  4. Remediate Vulnerabilities
  5. Document Activities
  6. Schedule Your Next Vulnerability Assessment Scan

It is important to conduct vulnerability assessments regularly, at least every quarter if not more frequently. This is due to the dynamic nature of information technology. Many changes occur on a day-to-day basis that can introduce new exposures associated with information security.

Security shortcomings found during a vulnerability assessment can almost always be fixed. Many times, the fixes are very easy to accomplish. 

Businesses around St. Mary’s, PA can join our Managed Service plans which offer proactive monitoring tools that helps us detect threats before they can impact your network. They also provide increased protection from malware, ransomware, and phishing compromises.

All Databranch Comprehensive Care and Foundation Security clients also have scheduled automatic patching and Windows updates on their devices. Fill out the form below to learn more about how we can help take this off your IT plate.