Cybercriminals are becoming more sophisticated and relentless with their enhanced capabilities of tools which give easy access to their malicious intentions. CISOs should ensure they have a resilient cybersecurity posture and tech stack integrated to minimize the attack surface areas to reduce the intensities of the attack.
Evaluating and managing the vulnerabilities throughout the entire enterprise, irrespective of whether it is on the network, hardware, or software, is essential for every organization to have a resilient cybersecurity posture. It is crucial for the SecOps teams to identify all the network vulnerabilities, which are gaps in the security posture which can be easily be utilized by cybercriminals to infiltrate the system and move laterally in the network.
Here are a few strategies that CISOs and CSOs can consider to strengthen their enterprise-wise cybersecurity vulnerability management:
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Design and enforce a resilient Vulnerability Management Strategy
SecOps should consider establishing a vulnerability management strategy to comply with security standards or frameworks set by the regulatory bodies.
However, designing and enforcing a vulnerability management strategy enables organizations to develop and improve visibility in the tech stack.
This approach enables organizations to effectively respond to security risks in real-time to minimize the impact. While designing a cybersecurity posture to keep the business network secured against vulnerabilities, CISOs should consider hiring the right people with relevant skill sets. Developing a vulnerability management strategy will not do the trick; it is crucial to enforce it effectively throughout the organization to mitigate the risks. The CSOs should consider determining their business requirement and selecting the right tools in their cybersecurity tech stack to identify and eliminate threats. Enterprises that constantly monitor for their threats, identify them, and remediate them in real time will strengthen the security posture. CISOs can segment all the potential vulnerabilities and prioritize them based on the impact to mitigate severe cyber threats on priority.
Implement the right vulnerability management tools
There are multiple vulnerability scanning tools available in the market that CISOs can integrate into their IT infrastructure to monitor the business network in real-time to identify vulnerabilities in the entire network. One of the most crucial aspects of resilient vulnerability management strategies is vulnerability scanning because it enables businesses to scan, detect, evaluate, and report potential cyber threats and risks on a network. CISOs, while selecting the best vulnerability scanning system, should evaluate the tool based on its reliability, scalability, accuracy, and reporting. False positives create unnecessary hustle for the organization and increase the workload on the SecOps teams to reduce the noise and might lead to missing out on vulnerabilities. Enterprises need to select the right vulnerability management that helps the organization reduce the false positives to reduce the workload on the SecOps teams.
Monitor the business network in real time to reduce the network attacks
Vulnerabilities can infiltrate the business network at any time. Hence it is crucial for the SecOps teams to constantly monitor the network to ensure that these vulnerabilities are detected and mitigated in real-time to reduce the impact of the attacks. CISOs can assign all the required resources and tools to ensure business network security and detect all new potential security threats. Moreover, the SecOps teams need to ensure that all the attack surface areas are patched and updated once the cybersecurity tech stack is implemented. SecOps teams should develop an effective vulnerability management strategy that focuses on overcoming all the potential gaps in the business network rather than hiding them. It is crucial for the CISOs to proactively manage the current security vulnerabilities rather than developing higher security walls.