The WannaCry ransomware outbreak showcases the problem: Security pros are overwhelmed by vulnerabilities that could be simple to mitigate, if only they had the right info at the right time. Humphrey Christian of Bay Dynamics discusses how to improve vulnerability risk management.
The topic arises not just because of the WannaCry incident, but because of a new report commissioned by Bay Dynamics, entitled A Day in the Life of a Security Pro. Among other findings, the report says that 64 percent of threat alerts are not addressed each day, and 52 percent of these alerts are improperly prioritized by systems and must be manually reprioritized.
In an interview about improving vulnerability management, Christian discusses:
- The factors that cause the most stress for security pros;
- Why threat alerts and vulnerabilities are so overwhelming;
- How Bay Dynamics is helping enterprises and agencies improve vulnerability management.