Mastering Vulnerability Management


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Embark on a journey to master the art and science of vulnerability management with cybersecurity expert Kris Hermans' latest guide on vulnerability management.

In the complex world of cybersecurity, the understanding and effective management of vulnerabilities form the cornerstone of a robust security posture. Kris Hermans, renowned for his pragmatic approach to cybersecurity, presents a comprehensive guide to mastering vulnerability management in his latest book.

Inside the Book:

  1. Introduction
    1. Background
    2. Purpose of vulnerability management
    3. Scope of the paper
  2. Understanding Vulnerability Management
    1. Definition of vulnerability management
    2. Importance of vulnerability management in large enterprises
    3. Key components of vulnerability management
      • Identification
      • Classification
      • Remediation
      • Verification
      • Reporting
  3. Setting up Vulnerability Management
  4. Vulnerability Management Framework
    1. Establishing a vulnerability management program
    2. Policy, standards, and guidelines
    3. Roles and responsibilities
    4. Risk assessment and prioritization
    5. Asset inventory and management
    6. Vulnerability management lifecycle
  5. Vulnerability Identification
    1. Vulnerability scanning
      • Network scanning
      • Host-based scanning
    2. Penetration testing
    3. Threat intelligence
    4. Patch and vulnerability database monitoring
    5. Security assessments and audits
  6. Vulnerability Classification
    1. CVSS scoring system
    2. Vulnerability categorization
    3. Asset criticality
    4. Business impact analysis
  7. Vulnerability Remediation
    1. Patch management
    2. Configuration management
    3. Workarounds and compensating controls
    4. Incident response planning
    5. Integration with change management
  8. Verification and Monitoring
    1. Continuous monitoring
    2. Regular vulnerability assessments
    3. Verification of remediation activities
    4. Compliance reporting
  9. Reporting and Metrics
    1. Key performance indicators (KPIs)
    2. Reporting formats
    3. Stakeholder communication
    4. Improvement and optimization
  10. Tools and Technologies
    1. Vulnerability scanners
    2. Patch management solutions
    3. Security information and event management (SIEM)


  1. Risk management platforms
  2. Collaboration and workflow tools
  1. Conclusion
    1. Recap of the importance of vulnerability management
    2. Key takeaways
    3. Call to action for enterprises to adopt effective vulnerability management
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