Detect and Respond

Vulnerability Management

Vulnerabilities should be monitored proactively and addressed regularly as part of a healthy cyber practice.

Challenges

New vulnerabilities are discovered every day. Are we vulnerable?

Vulnerability management is the process of proactively monitoring and addressing vulnerabilities in order to minimise the risk of compromise due to a cyberattack. A vulnerability is any known weakness that may allow an attacker to gain access to an IT asset, e.g. open ports, insecure software configurations and program logic weaknesses. As the IT landscape continuously changes and evolves, new vulnerabilities emerge or are discovered every day alongside new and more sophisticated methods for exploiting those vulnerabilities.

The organisations’ IT environments are also constantly evolving, with every new service or device added to the network introducing new compromising risks. Vulnerability management should be embedded into organisations as a disciplined and continuous practice to keep up with changes in the IT and threat landscape. The process should include (but not be limited to) identification, prioritisation and remediation of vulnerabilities according to the organisations’ risk strategy.

Some common challenges organisations face in terms of vulnerability management are:

  • IT environments are constantly evolving and increasing in complexity;

  • New software vulnerabilities are constantly being discovered;

  • Attackers are adapting to the changing technology environment and developing new ways of exploiting vulnerabilities; and

  • Attackers relentlessly scan networks to discover vulnerabilities they can exploit.

Our approach

The frequency and sophistication of attacks have grown spectacularly over the last few years. Deloitte can help you identify and effectively and efficiently manage your vulnerabilities.

To keep up with the rising risk of cyberattacks and comply with applicable regulatory requirements, many organisations rely on professional expertise to secure and assess their processes, people and technology. Deloitte offers a wide range of security assessments and ethical hacking services to help improve your overall security posture.

  1. End-to-End Support

    Unlike traditional vulnerability management programs, we offer end-to-end support right from the initiation of a scan to remediation. This effectively helps to address the vulnerabilities through a managed approach where vulnerability management becomes measurable and easy to get on top of.

  2. False Positive

    Analysis of false positives plays an important role in remedying vulnerabilities, and a thorough analysis eliminates false positives, which in turn greatly reduces the time and energy spent applying the fix.

  3. Proof of Concept

    Every major vulnerability will be supported by a Proof of Concept, which helps to understand the business impact of the vulnerabilities and the need to remediate critical and high vulnerabilities in the environment.

  1. End-to-End Support
  2. False Positive
  3. Proof of Concept

Unlike traditional vulnerability management programs, we offer end-to-end support right from the initiation of a scan to remediation. This effectively helps to address the vulnerabilities through a managed approach where vulnerability management becomes measurable and easy to get on top of.

Analysis of false positives plays an important role in remedying vulnerabilities, and a thorough analysis eliminates false positives, which in turn greatly reduces the time and energy spent applying the fix.

Every major vulnerability will be supported by a Proof of Concept, which helps to understand the business impact of the vulnerabilities and the need to remediate critical and high vulnerabilities in the environment.

Why Deloitte?

Awarded market leaders

We strive to continuously lead the market in the area of cyber risk and security services. We are awarded and acknowledged by some of the most renowned institutions within the area of cyber, e.g. Gartner, ALM Intelligence and Forrester. In 2020, we were named global leader in Security Consulting Services for the 9th year in a row by Gartner.

Leading-edge technologies

We are committed to investing in innovation and emerging technologies to ensure that we are equipped with the latest tools to solve current and future challenges for our clients. Alliances with market-leading cyber vendors and groundbreaking startups around the world offer our clients access to a wide range of cyber-risk technologies and leading-edge technology innovation.

Global intelligence delivered locally

We have the largest professional services network in the world. Diversity across our cyber teams helps us work across the globe with a local and personal lens. We have over 8,600 dedicated cyber-risk service practitioners of which 1,300 are dedicated to Europe and the Middle East alone, ready to help our clients everywhere with any challenge.

End-to-end cyber-risk services

We cover every aspect of cyber risk — from advisory and implementation of strategic transformations to managed security services, product solutions and incident management. This enables us to deliver more resilient and silo-breaking solutions, taking the whole business chain into account. This helps our clients to leverage their potential and growth even more.

Reach out

If you recognise some of these challenges, or if you would like to know more about how we can help your company manage your vulnerabilities, please do not hesitate to contact us.