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Risk-based vulnerability management: A top cybersecurity priority for 2021

New Gartner® research on vulnerability management best practices

Vulnerability management is evolving. Large, complex enterprises and public sector organizations are tasked with treating an increasingly large amount of identified vulnerabilities – yet lack resources to address them.

According to Gartner: “Effective vulnerability management requires a cyclical continuous effort. Ad hoc vulnerability activities, assessments, and treatment of vulnerabilities will fail.”

Where should CISOs focus time and resources?
In 2021, Gartner ranked risk-based vulnerability as the No. 2 security project for organizations to prioritize business enablement and reduce risk. “Don’t try to patch everything; focus on vulnerabilities that are actually exploitable.”*

Gartner: Use a Steering Group to Drive Vulnerability Management
For more Gartner recommendations on risk-based vulnerability management, download this complimentary copy of Gartner 2021 analysis.

We believe security and risk leaders will learn about:

  • Recommendations for leaders responsible for vulnerability management
  • How to leverage vulnerability prioritization technology (VPT) solutions to implement a risk-based vulnerability management approach
    Why it is critical to bring results into a consolidated platform for prioritization and treatment
  • Requirements for implementing a governance model, including KPIs

Download your copy, courtesy of Skybox Security, to go beyond a bulk assessment of threats to provide a better view of real organizational risk.

* Gartner: Use a Steering Group to Drive Vulnerability Management, Patrick Long, Shilpi Handa, June 2021
* Gartner: Top 10 Security Projects for 2020-2021, September 2020 (

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