The four most common improvement areas in vulnerability management

3 min
April 26, 2022

Cybersecurity can consume a lot of time and resources – but it does not have to be this way. This blogpost discusses the four most common improvement areas in vulnerability management and how to make the most of your resources to maintain a high-level of cybersecurity. Our work with clients from all over the world, different industries, and company-sizes helps us to understand the bottlenecks of vulnerability management and to develop solutions for you. Automatisation is the key to successful vulnerability management, because instead of wasting time on other tasks you can focus on remediating vulnerabilities and increasing your Cyber Fitness.  

Using different tools for vulnerability management makes it difficult to organize a seamless process. APIs are a game changer here.

Handling your IT-Security means managing a complex process: Mapping your assets, external and internal scanning, detecting and prioritizing vulnerabilities and fixing them. Autobahn integrates all your vulnerabilties to create easy to understand remediation workouts, which are then prioritized for you. Through integration of vulnerability scanners you already use, all the data is combined in one place, you do not need to worry about data aggregation along the way. Instead, you have a seamless process: Connect your scanners with Autobahn, get vulnerabilities grouped into workouts, and let Autobahn automatically create tickets for the right asset owner in the ticket system. At this point you and your team can focus on other aspects of your cyber resilience.

Keeping track of your digital footprint takes away time and energy from maintaining your digital infrastructure. Automating asset discovery helps.  

If you want to secure your IT infrastructure, you first need to know all about your assets. Even a subdomain that was created years ago and has never been used. Autobahn makes internal and external asset discovery easy: Just enter your email address and Autobahn starts looking for your domains, sub-domains, and cloud assets. You can also connect your AWS or Azure account and add additional assets manually if needed. Automated asset discovery saves resources and ensures that you are on top of your attack surface management.  

Too much time is spent on manual reviews of scan reports. Automatic aggregation and prioritization is better.

Scanners are built to detect as many vulnerabilities as possible. The result is: You end up with awfully long lists and you do not know which vulnerability you should fix first. If you are using different scanners for different IT environments, you might even end up with quite a lot of doublings which make this list even longer. Autobahn tackles this problem for you: The scan results are integrated in our software and the data is processed so that you can focus on solving the problems instead. Autobahn aggregates the data, creates Cyber Fitness workouts to guide your remediation, and tracks your progress. The dashboard shows you the workouts to do – sorted by impact thanks to the Hackability Score that is attached to each of them.  

The vast number of security threats outnumbers your security staff, but vulnerability management can be simplified by using better prioritization software: Autobahn Security.

Even if the data on security threats is automatically processed and prioritized, there is still a lot of work to do in the three security best practice areas – patching, hardening, and exposure. The effective remediation is a core functionality of Autobahn: Cyber Fitness workouts offer easy to follow step-by-step instructions to fix the root causes of your vulnerabilities. They also enable non-security IT personnel to handle these tasks. Our clients see an average decrease of Hackability by thirty percent during the first six months. The Hackability score makes this progress visible, which is also a great motivation for all those involved.