A quality vulnerability management program must prioritize patching as it relates to the business realities of an organization.
Companies of all shapes and sizes are faced with an ever-increasing list of applications and systems that require regular patching in order to stay ahead of an adversary keen to exploit vulnerabilities. As with most companies, time is money – so the idea that you can continuously take an enterprise offline to conduct patching is unrealistic. A quality vulnerability management program must prioritize patching as it relates to the business realities of an organization, but without timely and relevant intelligence, this can be a challenge.
Intel 471’s Vulnerability Intelligence is made to both provide relevant and timely intelligence information on the adversary situation and to address the gap in current vulnerability offerings, which focus primarily on what’s already being exploited in the wild based on known attacks and open source information. This leaves out the precursors to such activity that lend to a more proactive approach. This includes an increase in interest levels amongst threat actors; proof-of-concept (POC) code being developed, traded or sold; and ultimately the weaponization and productization of the code as it is integrated into exploit kits, exploit packs or other tools. This activity often takes place prior to observing attacks in the wild.
Intel 471’s Vulnerability Intelligence monitors and tracks these precursors to exploitation via a regularly updated dashboard that tracks the life cycle of significant vulnerabilities observed in the underground from initial disclosure to exploit weaponization and productization. Vulnerability Intelligence offers an analyst-driven assessment of priority vulnerabilities beyond volumetric keyword hits, which simply isn’t adequate in today’s world. Intel 471’s Vulnerability Intelligence is also available via a robust application programming interface (API) allowing for seamless integration into custom applications or third-party platforms. The offering leverages Intel 471’s industry-leading intelligence capabilities in order to more accurately support the vulnerability management and patch prioritization use case.