Timely and effective remediation remains the Achilles’ heel for too many organizations. Even if security teams identify a concise list of prioritized CVEs, they must work closely with their IT counterparts to address those issues, providing detailed information about how to remediate each vulnerability and why it’s a priority. Without adequate teamwork, the security program is not nearly as effective.
Remediation also involves indirect costs, whether that’s IT Operations or Information Security team’s time or the cost of taking down a business-critical system to install and test a patch. The teams are required to efficiently allocate resources where they can have the greatest impact for the least amount of effort.