Vulnerability management is difficult and not getting any easier. CISOs and security teams struggle to keep their organizations safe from cyber security threats that come from software flaws.
A big part of the challenge is the growing number of vulnerabilities that need to be fixed and the lack of resources available to remediate them.
Ponemon Institute, as part of a vulnerability management study conducted with Rezilion, surveyed 634 IT and security practitioners and found that 47% said their organizations had backlogs of applications identified as vulnerable. More than half said the backlog consisted of more than 100,000 vulnerabilities, and the average number of vulnerabilities in backlogs overall was 1.1 million.
Even more concerning is that more than half of the respondents said they were able to patch less than 50% of the vulnerabilities in the backlog.
Organizations are losing thousands of hours in time and productivity because they’re dealing with a massive backlog of vulnerabilities on both the production and development side of software applications.
To effectively address these challenges, security teams need to improve their vulnerability management efforts. They need to automate processes wherever possible, to accelerate their work and reduce the backlogs. Technology solutions such as Rezilion’s vulnerability management platform can help by automating processes and enhancing software security.
Among the key features of the platform are a software bill of materials (SBOM), an extensive list of the components contained in a software product and information about the components’ dependencies and hierarchical relationships.
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