The lack of visibility into penetration testing data when making vulnerability management decisions is a challenge that many organizations have long faced. Penetration data has traditionally lived outside of Vulnerability Management programs – siloed in arbitrary and static reports – making pen test vulnerabilities impossible to track and analyze through a mature vulnerability management process.
As two separate sets of information, security teams lack full insight into their true security posture, making decisions on prioritization and remediation without a complete risk picture.
But does it have to be that way?
Short answer: no. By injecting pen test data into your vulnerability management process, organizations gain a more accurate representation of the security posture of their assets, enabling leadership to make informed decisions when it comes to remediation and prioritization. These benefits transcend practitioners of VM or pen testing individually, extending to the enterprise security team as a whole. A few key benefits of bridging the gap:
- Track and triage vulnerabilities easier with all enterprise risk data consolidated into one view
- See the entire scope of your security posture, combining real-world pen test vulnerabilities with scanner data and DAST/SAST feeds
- Speed your time to remediate, actioning pen test vulnerabilities faster without waiting for traditional reports
- Minimize fragmentation of data, avoiding the storage of pen test data in less secure sources outside of a centralized vulnerability management tool
That’s just the tip of the iceberg. We’ll be diving deep on this subject in our upcoming webinar, aptly titled Bridging the Gap Between Vulnerability Management and Pen Testing, along with our partner and penetration test experts at AttackForge. You can register to attend, and view it afterward, here: https://www.crowdcast.io/e/bridging-the-vm-pt-gap/register