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Threat-Centric Vulnerability Remediation Prioritization

Published: 28 September 2016

ID: G00281078

Analyst(s): Oliver Rochford


Threat-centric vulnerability remediation focuses on imminent threats first, based on vulnerabilities being targeted and exploited in the wild. Remediating these first will permit a gradual risk reduction approach for the remaining vulnerabilities.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Augment Gradual Risk Reduction With Imminent Threat Elimination to Strategically Remediate Vulnerabilities and Combine Threat-Based and Risk-Based Approaches
  • Construct a Vulnerability Prioritization Catalog Based on Vulnerabilities Being Targeted in Common Threats in the Wild
  • Leverage SOAR Capabilities and Technologies to Automate Strategic Vulnerability Remediation Prioritization
  • Appendix

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