Of course every Global 3000 Enterprise wants a Vulnerability Management (VM) solution applied to the full stack. Orchestrating this effort requires you to take important considerations into account. Here are nine of them
The typical Global 3000 Enterprise now has several years under its belt leveraging automated scanning tools for each layer of the attack surface. However, orchestrating the integration of all the data fed from the evolving attack surface and the vulnerabilities from each IT layer is not straightforward. The good news is that the Vulnerability Management (VM) industry is now pivoting to full-stack solutions to make this orchestration much more efficient. Here are some top-of-mind considerations for both your organization and your new full-stack supplier you should include in your orchestration effort:
- Full Stack Tuning – Scanners must be tuned for each layer – from Web Applications to Network to APIs.
- Human Intelligence Integration – To achieve both scale and depth – the scale of tuned automation scanning needs to be balanced with the depth of expert human interpretation and false-positive removal.
- Continuity – The assessments themselves must be continuous. Batched assessments spread out across the calendar year leaves temporal gaps for would-be attackers.
- ASM and VM Convergence -The continuous scanning for vulnerabilities and attack surface component identification must be integrated. One cannot protect what one cannot see.
- Alert Unification – The reporting system needs to generate alerts for both security alerts and business-ranked intelligence across every layer into one unified interface.
- Administrative Layer – Ensure your VM supplier provides a separate instance of cloud control connected to your dedicated virtual machine. It’s your solution – you should be able to self-administrate.
- Client Privacy – You need to be able to control access attributes for your privacy need so you can control what your VM supplier sees.
- Dedicated Tunnel – You should be provided with a dedicated tunnel from the supplier’s hosted platform that serves your specific scanning and validation and assessment data.
- Operational Integration – Ensure that your supplier’s VM solution connects using APIs to your required IT Service Management and Dev Ops systems. Relevant contextualized and verified alerts should be integrated and automated into your daily workflow to ensure optimum remediation times.
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