Hype Cycle for Vulnerability Management, 2006


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A changing vulnerability and threat landscape and continuing requirements for compliance-related initiatives are driving vulnerability management programs to expand. Vulnerability management consists of a combination of technologies and processes to improve security posture.

Table of Contents

  • Analysis
    • 1.0 What You Need to Know
    • 2.0 The Hype Cycle
    • 3.0 The Priority Matrix
    • 4.0 On the Rise
      • 4.1 Automated Penetration Testing Tools
      • 4.2 IT Security Policy Management
      • 4.3 SDLC Security Methodologies
      • 4.4 SIM Managed Services
      • 4.5 Source Code Security Scanners
      • 4.6 Risk Rating
      • 4.7 Network Behavior Analysis
      • 4.8 Web Application Vulnerability Scanners
    • 5.0 At the Peak
      • 5.1 Database Vulnerability Scanners
      • 5.2 Passive Network Vulnerability Assessment
      • 5.3 NAC-Enabled Vulnerability Assessment
    • 6.0 Sliding Into the Trough
      • 6.1 SIEM (Information Management)
      • 6.2 Threat Intelligence
      • 6.3 Vulnerability Assessment Managed Services
      • 6.4 Patch Management
    • 7.0 Climbing the Slope
      • 7.1 SIEM (Event Management)
      • 7.2 Host/Agent Vulnerability Assessment
      • 7.3 Network Vulnerability Assessment Scanning
      • 7.4 Security Configuration Management
      • 7.5 SEM Managed Services
    • 8.0 Appendices
      • 8.1 Previous Iteration of the Hype Cycle
      • 8.2 Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels
  • Recommended Reading
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