To an attacker, vulnerabilities on a network are hidden, high-value assets. When exposed, these vulnerabilities can be targeted for exploitation, which may result in unauthorized access to the network, may reveal sensitive data, provide fuel for stolen identities, stealing of business secrets, break privacy provisions of laws and regulations, or paralyze business operations.
New security flaws arise every day due to defects in software, incorrect configuration of apps and IT gear, and human errors. Whatever their origin, flaws don’t go away by themselves. Their discovery, elimination, and control demand vulnerability management. VM, which stands for vulnerability management, is the regulated, persistent use of specific security tools and workflow that actively help to defeat exploitable risks.
Every individual business with an Internet connection is at risk due to network security flaws. Whether you are a small business, a multinational organization, or a government – it makes no difference, you are at risk.
The answer is to secure your network from these security issues by eliminating their origin: network vulnerabilities.