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The rapid rate of change in attack methods and techniques in today’s cybersecurity landscape has made the keeping of an environment secure increasingly more difficult, causing many to fall into a dangerous state of simply reacting to current threats. Organizations that are serious about the state of their cybersecurity readiness are seeking to proactively look for those vulnerable applications, operating systems, and platforms within the network environment that cybercriminals would otherwise exploit to gain access, elevate privilege, laterally move, establish persistence, and carry out actions to a malicious end.
One tenet of a comprehensive proactive security strategy is that of vulnerability management. Vulnerability management is commonly defined as “the practice of identifying, classifying, remediating and mitigating vulnerabilities.” Unlike patching based on security thresholds such as Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS), vulnerability management is a continual process…