What Vulnerability Intelligence Means for Your Organization

Posted: 1st December 2020

It may seem like there’s a new vulnerability disclosed every day of the week. In reality, there are many more than that. Industry averages say 8,000 vulnerabilities are disclosed per year. That’s far more than security and IT teams can responsibly patch, which creates a serious prioritization problem for defenders.

The Vulnerability Prioritization Paradox

Severity ratings don’t tell the whole story, and zero-day threats don’t always equal top priority. Data from asset scans and external vulnerability databases are useful, but they only serve as starting points for understanding the real risk vulnerabilities present to your organization. Unless analysts have access to intelligence from a wide range and variety of sources, they risk missing relevant vulnerabilities until it’s too late.

It’s time to stop patching everything, and start focusing on identifying and addressing the vulnerabilities that are most likely to be exploited against your organization.

The Solution Is Elite Vulnerability Intelligence

Vulnerability intelligence from Recorded Future empowers you to defend your organization by prioritizing the vulnerabilities that represent real risk to your business. Leverage the world’s most advanced security intelligence platform to interact with superior vulnerability intelligence that disrupts adversaries at scale.

Definition of Vulnerability Intelligence

So, what is vulnerability intelligence?

Definition: Vulnerability intelligence is precision security intelligence that provides risk scores based on real-time exploitation evidence to empower security and IT teams with the context they need to prioritize patches quickly and confidently — while reducing downtime and preventing attacks.

With vulnerability intelligence from Recorded Future, alerts about threats affecting your organization's tech stack provide you with unprecedented real-time insights into attacker behavior. This enables you to patch more efficiently based on a deep understanding of how and why threat actors are targeting certain vulnerabilities and ignoring others.

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