Detecting vulnerabilities and managing the associated patching is challenging even in a small-scale Linux environment. Scale things up and the challenge becomes almost unsurmountable. There are approaches that help but these approaches are unevenly applied.
In our survey State of Enterprise Vulnerability Detection and Patch Management we set out to investigate how large organizations handle the dual linked security concerns of vulnerability detection and patch management.
The results produced interesting insights into the tools that organizations depend on to effectively deal with vulnerability and patch management at scale how these tools are used and which restrictions organizations face in their battle against threat actors. Download the copy of the report here.
Before we dive into the results of our survey lets take a quick look at why vulnerability management operations matter so much in large organizations.
Vulnerabilities are widespread and a major cybersecurity headache. In fact vulnerabilities are such a critical problem that laws and regulations are in place to ensure that covered organizations adequately perform vulnerability management tasks because the failure to do so can hurt a companys customers.