Why are the real business benefits too often missing from IT security audits?
When it comes to vulnerability scanning, enterprises and organizations sometimes confuse speed with effectiveness.
It’s important to be fast and reliable when performing IT security audits. But your security posture must be aligned with your business objectives too.
For example, what does it mean if your CRM portal is vulnerable to buffer overflow? Is it less serious than if your backup server lacks PCI compliance? More serious?
If vulnerability testing is limited to checking boxes, your organization could fail to get proper return on investment. It could even simply fail, period.
That’s because modern day attacks are no longer limited to just one weak spot. Modern day attacks are now multi-dimensional, exploiting combinations of three items:
- Insecure features
- Abuse of privileges
One-dimensional vulnerability scanning cannot detect new combination threats. Reports that simply list thousands of vulnerabilities do not show you where your real business risk is.