Friday 5th May 2023
BLOG: Why CVE Vulnerability Prioritisation Should Be Part of Every MSPs Client’s Cybersecurity Strategy
In today’s world of rapidly evolving cyber threats, cybersecurity has become a paramount concern for organizations of all sizes and types. It is now more important than ever to proactively identify and mitigate vulnerabilities in software and hardware systems to prevent cyberattacks and data breaches. One critical way to achieve this is through CVE vulnerability prioritization, a standardized approach to assessing and categorizing vulnerabilities based on their severity.
CVE, or Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures, is a system that provides a unique identifier for known vulnerabilities in software and hardware systems. CVE prioritization involves assessing the severity of these vulnerabilities and determining which ones require immediate attention to reduce the risk of a successful attack.
As an MSP, it is essential to understand the benefits of CVE vulnerability prioritization and how it can help your clients improve their cybersecurity posture. Here are some reasons why CVE prioritization should be part of your clients’ cybersecurity strategy:
Enables Efficient Resource Allocation
With the constant influx of new vulnerabilities, it can be challenging for organizations to prioritize which vulnerabilities to address first. CVE prioritization provides a standardized approach to assessing and categorizing vulnerabilities based on their severity, allowing organizations to focus their resources on the most critical vulnerabilities. This approach enables organizations to allocate their resources more efficiently, reducing the time and effort required to manage vulnerabilities.
Reduces the Risk of Exploitation
By prioritizing the most critical vulnerabilities, organizations can reduce their risk of exploitation by threat actors. CVE prioritization allows organizations to identify vulnerabilities that pose the greatest risk to their systems and prioritize their remediation accordingly. This approach reduces the likelihood of a successful attack, protecting the organization’s data and reputation.
Enables Proactive Vulnerability Management
CVE prioritization provides a proactive approach to vulnerability management, enabling organizations to identify and address vulnerabilities before they can be exploited. By prioritizing vulnerabilities based on their severity, organizations can take a proactive approach to vulnerability management, reducing their risk of a successful attack.
Many industries are subject to regulatory requirements that mandate the identification and management of vulnerabilities. CVE prioritization can help organizations demonstrate compliance with these requirements by providing a standardized approach to vulnerability management.
As an MSP, you can help your clients implement CVE vulnerability prioritization by leveraging technology solutions that automate the process. For example, you can use vulnerability scanning tools that integrate with the CVE database to identify and prioritize vulnerabilities based on their severity. By leveraging technology solutions, you can help your clients streamline their vulnerability management processes, enabling them to focus on other critical aspects of their business.
At Orpheus Cyber, we recognize the importance of CVE vulnerability prioritization in cybersecurity. That’s why we’ve developed our proprietary vulnerability severity score (OVSS), which uses our cyber threat intelligence, machine learning, and other features to provide every CVE with a score. This risk-based approach to CVE management enables organizations to prioritize which vulnerabilities to patch first, which is a cost-effective and time-saving strategy.
Our machine learning technology also predicts which vulnerabilities are most likely to be exploited by hackers in the future, even if they are not currently being targeted. This predictive approach allows organizations to stay ahead of the curve and patch vulnerabilities before they can be exploited, thereby reducing risk and potential damage.
By prioritizing vulnerabilities based on risk, organizations can demonstrate their maturity in cybersecurity and effectively allocate their resources. Orpheus Cyber’s solutions enable organizations to proactively address potential threats and protect against cyber attacks more effectively.
CVE vulnerability prioritization should be a crucial component of your clients’ cybersecurity strategy. It enables efficient resource allocation, reduces the risk of exploitation, enables proactive vulnerability management, and enhances compliance. As an MSP, you can help your clients implement CVE vulnerability prioritization by leveraging technology solutions and providing expert guidance. Orpheus Cyber’s solutions can help organizations prioritize vulnerabilities and proactively address potential future. See the platform in action here
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