Vulnerability
Prioritization

The Challenge: Managing the Growing Number of Emerging Vulnerabilities

Regardless of the number of efforts and resources invested, organizations never seem to be closing the gap between the number of existing and emerging vulnerabilities in their environment and the number of remediated ones. Companies have taken to prioritizing vulnerability patching, but once a vulnerability is discovered it is difficult to know if it can be exploited in an organization’s environment based solely on the Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) score. For example, a security team might decide to patch a vulnerability with a CVSS score of 10 when it unknowingly has compensating controls already in place that prevent its exploitation.  A 2020 study, Prioritization to Prediction Volume 6: The Attacker-Defender Divide, Cyentia Institute, 2020, found that only 2.7% of security bugs appear to be exploitable and only roughly 0.4% have actually been successfully exploited.  

 

The Solution

Cymulate’s AttackBased Vulnerability Management (ABVM) is a direct result of productionsafe attacks launched proactively in an organization’s environments. Production–safe simulated attacks provide organizations a comprehensive view of their IT environment and add context to vulnerabilities. These assessments provide security teams immediate answers to the effectiveness of compensating controls protecting vulnerable machines and assets, enabling them to accurately prioritize remediation, patching, or reconfiguration of compensating security controls. Additionally, with these findings, Cymulate correlates the criticality of vulnerabilities with the value of assets, allowing security teams to optimize patching prioritization and reduce the patching workload. 

Benefits

Improved Staff Workload Management

Optimize patching prioritization, reduce the patching workload, and maximize team productivity

Reduced Vulnerability Exposure Time

Prioritize and patch high-risk vulnerabilities immediately, drastically reducing the risk of their exposure

Minimized Costs

Incorporate compensating controls to minimize patching costs for low-risk vulnerabilities

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Case Study

Tel Aviv Stock Exchange Prevents Hostile Intrusions with Cymulate

Learn how Cymulate hardened the security posture of Tel Aviv Stock Exchange's trading floor by minimizing its attack surface.

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Add Context to Your Vulnerability Management Strategy with Simulated Attacks

The best way to understand a vulnerability in context is through simulated attacks. Learn how to maximize impact and reduce risk with ABVM.

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Demo of Attack Based Vulnerability Prioritization

See how Attack Based Vulnerability Prioritization automatically assesses vulnerabilities' potential impact on your company’s security posture

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