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Building a vulnerability management program

Steps security leaders can take now to prevent cyber breaches

Deron L. Grzetich

Deron L. Grzetich

Managing Director, Cyber Security, KPMG US

+1 312-665-1113

Ransomware attacks and other high-profile cyber security breaches have dominated the news lately. They highlight the need to take a second look at your firm’s vulnerability management program (VMP). These programs have been around for decades across all industries. However, as corporate infrastructures have become exponentially more complex, businesses have found it increasingly difficult to manage potential vulnerabilities. What may have been an effective VMP years ago may now be outdated and putting your company at risk.

A modern VMP establishes thorough and continuous process for identifying, classifying, remediating, and mitigating vulnerabilities before cyberattackers can do damage to your company. An effective VMP includes mechanisms to:

  • Detect missing, inadequate, or inaccurate asset information
  • Examine and assess coverage of threats
  • Prioritize risks
  • Track treatment or remediation
  • Integrate with governance, risk, and compliance (GRC); information technology service management (ITSM); and cyber programs
  • Generate accurate status reports and highlight trends.

However, even the most mature cyber organizations have found themselves unable to build a truly effective VMP. This report can help you design and implement a VMP that increases the likelihood that your organization can stave off cyberattacks and positions you to mitigate any damage should attackers breach your defenses.

Read our report to learn more.