Vulnerability Management Doesn’t Have to be a Time Waster. Here’s How to Speed It Up
Finding and fixing software vulnerabilities is one thing. Finding and fixing software vulnerabilities that actually pose a real threat to your organization and others is something else entirely.
Not all vulnerabilities are equal in terms of potential impact on an organization. And the difference between addressing all bugs discovered verse only the genuinely risky ones is the amount of time, money and other resources security teams are spending in their vulnerability management endeavors.
It also ultimately affects the level of success in remediating cyber security threats, because security teams can end up spending time fixing the low-risk software flaws while the truly problematic ones go unattended. If the latter are left unfixed even for a relatively short time, that could lead to significant and costly cyber attacks.
Stop Wasting Time on Patch Management
The fact is, many organizations are continuing to waste time patching no-risk or low-risk bugs, perhaps because that’s the way they have been doing things for a long time and change can be difficult. But when you consider that the bulk of vulnerabilities developers are tasked with fixing do not constitute a significant cybersecurity threat, this is obviously a flawed approach.
Fortunately, tools are emerging to address these shortcomings and provide a way for organizations to more efficiently and quickly remediate the most serious vulnerabilities.
For example, in July 2022 Rezilion unveiled the latest features of its new, automated vulnerability management solution to identify, prioritize and remediate vulnerable software, including a deep vulnerability validation capability.
Called the Next Generation Vulnerability Database (NGVDB), the feature is a proprietary database of thousands of vulnerabilities that were pinpointed to the class/function level. This provides users with an understanding of not only whether or not a vulnerable file is loaded to memory, but whether the specific vulnerable class or function is actually executed.
This will ultimately allow organizations using the platform to de-prioritize close to 95% of detected software vulnerabilities and further reduce their patching backlogs. This means less time wasted on fixing bugs that might never amount to security threats.
In a business world driven more and more by software, finding and fixing the vulnerabilities that can actually be exploited by bad actors is vital. The software attack surface is changing rapidly, and security teams need to be able to keep up.
While any vulnerability management is better than none, too much patching takes too much time and too slow patching leads to patching backlogs. Teams need to be as efficient as possible in finding, prioritizing and remediating vulnerabilities.
Solutions such as Rezilon’s platform and its latest features can help security teams address the challenges they face by applying automation at all of the critical stages in the software security workflow.
The latest enhancements to the platform reflect a fundamental shift in how the security industry is thinking about software attack surface management. Organizations no longer need to compromise between speed and security of their software products. And security teams, already pressured by resource constraints, no long need to waste so much of their valuable time.
The Future of Vulnerability Management Starts Today
At Rezilion, we believe the future of vulnerability is about solving vulnerabilities, not just uncovering them. We are excited to announce a truly holistic approach to vulnerability management. A complete answer to the complexities of security in the software stack. Rezilion’s full platform is available now, free for 30 days, with a dynamic Software Bill of Materials (SBOM) in CI. Get started today at www.rezilion.com/get-started.