If you are done reading my “Vulnerability and Security Configuration Assessment Solutions Comparison”, time to start on the next opus grandioso. My “Vulnerability Management Practices and Vulnerability Assessment Technology” just published. If the first one was about market trends and vendors, this one is a deep-dive into today’s vulnerability assessment (VA) technology. It covers how this technology faces the challenges of today’s security (such as vulnerability and security-relevant configuration assessment of emerging IT environments, etc), how it is architected and – in GREAT depth – how the data is analyzed and prioritized (a much more expanded version of this). The paper also contains a detailed list of VA tool capabilities, that you can use for your tool comparisons.
So, without further ado, please welcome “Vulnerability Management Practices and Vulnerability Assessment Technology” in its entire 56 page glory
Abstract follows below:
“Vulnerability assessment (VA) plays a critical role in enterprise vulnerability management (VM). Tools are only now being expanded to cover in-depth security configuration assessment (SCA), large-scale vulnerability prioritization, and new cloud, mobile, and virtualization environments. This document focuses on today’s VA technology challenges and practices in complex, large-scale IT environments.”
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