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Vulnerability Management In the Cloud

Posted on March 1, 2013 in Articles | by

As the security industry slowly moves toward the adoption of managed security service providers (MSSPs), one particular area is gaining steam more quickly than others: cloud-based vulnerability management.  Several vendors now offer cloud-based scanning and remediation tools that are quickly gaining market share.  In this tip, we examine whether cloud-based vulnerability management is the right choice for your organization, provide criteria to help you select a vendor, and discuss an alternative do-it-yourself approach to cloud scanning.

 Is Cloud-Based Vulnerability Management Right For You?

As you consider implementing a cloud-based solution for vulnerability management, you should take the time to make sure you’ve developed and documented a clear business case for moving to the cloud.  Your specific rationale may vary, but some of the common benefits that organizations cite include:

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Mike Chapple, CISSP, Ph.D.

Mike is an IT leader, information security professional, author, speaker and trainer with over fifteen years of experience in the field.

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