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Understanding Vulnerability Management Life Cycle Functions

Published: 22 September 2006

ID: G00143416

Analyst(s): Amrit T. Williams, Mark Nicolett


The vulnerability management life cycle offers guidance on operational processes and technologies needed to find and remediate security weaknesses before they are exploited. Risk assessment, resource classification and workflow functions are required in the baseline, mitigation and monitoring steps.

Table Of Contents
  • Risk Assessment With Business Context
  • Asset Classification
  • Workflow and Incident Management
  • Policy Mapping — Support for Regulatory or Corporate Policy Compliance

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