From the Fall 2022 Issue

Vulnerability Management – Doing IT Right

Sarith Somasundaran Pullanikkat
Security Program Manager | Meta Platforms, Inc.

Any organization — big or small — with an Internet presence has to deal with malicious actors trying to compromise them. Exploiting open vulnerabilities in systems exposed to the web is one of the most common approaches adversaries use to penetrate an organization. Once they are in, they can use any number of techniques to expand their hold within the environment while searching for something that is worth stealing, selling, or destroying.

At a high level, vulnerabilities are any weaknesses in systems, processes or existing controls that can be exploited by threat actors to gain control or cause harm. reported . . .

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