3 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT PRIORITIZING VULNERABILITIES
The Current Landscape of Vulnerability Management If you work in cybersecurity, you already know that vulnerability management is getting more and more complex. The number of vulnerabilities is on the rise, and their severity is increasing. The Tenable Research Vulnerability Intelligence Report sheds light on the 15,038 vulnerabilities discovered in 2017, the majority of which were categorized as high or critical in severity based on the industry-standard Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS). As an organization’s attack surface grows, so too do the volume and severity of vulnerabilities. Given the burgeoning complexity of IT infrastructure – with DevOps practices, cloud, containers and microservices becoming more mainstream, and IoT devices on the rise – vulnerability management can feel akin to working inside a pressure cooker.