It is hard to prioritize exposures based on industry-standard vulnerability scores or lists as they lack the threat context.
Most cybersecurity solution providers prioritize exposures based on OWASP lists, the MITRE database, and CVSS scores that lack threat context. To evaluate the organizational exposure, threat context, the attacker's behavior, asset criticality, patch management, and security strategy decisions need to be considered.
For instance, a medium severity vulnerability associated with a hospital database will become a critical exposure if the database contains patient records or if the vulnerability is associated with ransomware. Similarly, a vulnerability present in a stand-alone server with no critical data can be a lower priority one in the remediation schedule.
Securin brings in additional context to the exposure, prioritizes the asset by criticality, and provides the appropriate patch information that expedites its remediation.
While organizations deal with network hardware and software vulnerabilities, they also need to be aware of web applications with serious security holes often exploited by attackers. With most organizations moving to the cloud, adopting SaaS tools, and the subsequent increase in APIs and containers, businesses are grappling with exposures such as misconfigurations in third-party applications. An organization’s security teams need to have an eye on such exposures as well if they wish to mitigate high-risk exposures impacting business-critical entities.