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September 2011

Framework for building a vulnerability management lifecycle, program

Vulnerability management is about more than patching. To build a truly robust program an organization needs to incorporate inventory management, configuration management and change management into the patching lifecycle. And for even more effective control and governance, penetration testing and patch and control validation should be added to the mix as well. That’s a lot of moving parts, and depending on your organization, these parts could span multiple business units and geographic locations. Getting it right and keeping it running smoothly can be a challenge. We will present a framework for building a vulnerability management lifecycle. Using examples from practitioners, you will get a from–the-trenches view of what works and what doesn’t when trying to win the ongoing vulnerability management war. VULNERABILITY MANAGEMENT LIFECYCLE: DEFINING VULNERABILITY MANAGEMENT Computing environments are complex systems comprised of hardware, software operating systems and platforms, applications, services, and the people who interact ...

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