In Episode 32 of the Cybersecurity Minute, Chris Hughes explains how CISA’s guidance transforms the vulnerability management landscape.
00:20 — The Cybersecurity Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) recently published a blog post that focuses on three critical steps for advancing vulnerability management across the ecosystem in IT.
00:31 — The first step outlined in CISA’s blog post, titled “Transforming the Vulnerability Management Landscape,” is to use the Common Security Advisory Framework (CSAF). In the event of a security attack, CSAF generates remediation strategies by placing them in a machine-generated format that can be automated and distributed at scale. This expedites the process of informing organizations about security attacks.
01:04 — The second step CISA suggests is to adopt the Vulnerability Exploitability Exchange (VEX). Software vendors release VEX notifications if a product or software is particularly vulnerable to an attack and offers steps for remediation. This allows organizations to make better use of their resources as it relates to vulnerability management.
01:45 — The final step CISA offers is to refer to the Known Exploited Vulnerability Catalog. Essentially, this is a list of known vulnerabilities that are being exploited by malicious actors and offers insights into how this will affect an organization.
02:48 — Organizations need to prioritize their resources accordingly in the event of a vulnerability. Although these steps outlined by CISA target the federal ecosystem, they can be applied to commercial entities as well.
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