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How Security and Risk Management Leaders Can Establish Practical Time Frames for Vulnerability Remediation

Published: 30 January 2020

ID: G00432871

Analyst(s): Mitchell Schneider , Craig Lawson , Roger Williams , Chris Saunderson , Sam Evans


Vulnerability remediation time frames are often based on perceived industry standards, rather than specific needs, which can increase risk exposure. SRM leaders must establish vulnerability remediation time frames based on risk appetite, organizational structure and change management capacity.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Align Vulnerability Management Practices With the Organization’s Requirements
  • Implement Multifaceted Risk-Based Prioritization
  • Reduce Vulnerability Attack Surface by Leveraging Both Remediation and Compensating Controls
  • Improve Remediation Windows and Efficiency by Using Technologies That Can Automate Vulnerability Analysis

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