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The Vulnerability Management Dashboard Every CISO Needs!

Overview

Vulnerability scans generate a large volume of vulnerability data which could be unstructured and complex to analyze. Bulky, hard-to-read data creates chaos during assessment and delays the remediation process.

Whether for improving an existing vulnerability management program or implementing a new process, an insightful vulnerability management dashboard is a prime need.

A well-structured, neatly organized vulnerability management dashboard will help CISOs, and IT security admins quickly analyze their vulnerability management program and bring strategic improvements to the process. 

Let us understand the metrics essential for your vulnerability management dashboard to help you gain absolute visibility over your network’s vulnerability exposure.

Ideal Metrics for Your Vulnerability Management Dashboard

Ideal MetricsDescription
Vulnerability statistics based on the severity  Remediation teams have a huge pile of vulnerabilities to fix, and they often get confused about what vulnerability to remediate first. Hence, vulnerability statistics will help the remediation team to prioritize the vulnerabilities based on their severity. Vulnerability statistics must be represented in graphs and charts to understand the severe vulnerabilities that need patching immediately and clearly. It should be categorized based on severity, such as low, medium, high, and critical.  
Level of risk exploitability  There are numerous ways for hackers to barge into any network or asset. So, it is essential to categorize and determine possible modes of vulnerability exploitation. The exploitability of vulnerabilities must be depicted in terms of percentages. The dashboard should display the vulnerability as easily exploitable, network exploits, and publicly exploited vulnerabilities.  
Top vulnerabilities based on operating systems  Operating system vulnerabilities are a threat to your entire IT ecosystem. Ensure that the vulnerability management dashboard shows the top vulnerabilities categorized based on the operating system. For instance, top vulnerabilities in Windows, Linux, and Mac should separate into columns.  
Vulnerability aging  Usually, older vulnerabilities are swept under the rug. Hackers might dig up these vulnerabilities and exploit them. Vulnerability aging on the dashboard will help you identify old vulnerabilities from the exploitation day.  
Top vulnerable assets  Asset inventory is not enough to improve security posture. Along with listing the assets, there should be clear visibility of the vulnerable assets. With the top vulnerability assets dashboard, you can focus on specific assets with the severity of risks associated with them.  
Vulnerability trends by severity  The flat CVSS score depicts the current severity. For long-term assessment and to measure the progress of remediating or mitigating the vulnerabilities, vulnerability trends graphs are necessary. The vulnerability trends dashboard should provide vulnerability trends from the past 30 days, quarterly or semi-quarterly. It can be depicted through a line graph with vulnerability trend count in each risk level.  
 Most seen CVEs  Some CVEs are routinely exploited. To instantly remediate, it is essential to keep track of the most seen CVEs. The most seen CVEs dashboard can provide a list of CVEs and their severity, mostly seen in the organization’s environment.  



Essential Metrics Displayed in SanerNow Vulnerability Management Dashboard!

SecPod SanerNow provides a comprehensive dashboard to get clear visibility and control over the vulnerabilities in your network.

1. Vulnerability statistics

The discovered vulnerabilities are categorized based on severity and displayed in the Vulnerability Statistics view.

2. Exploitability

Vulnerable assets based on exploitability level are here in exploitability panel. SanerNow categorized vulnerabilities as easily exploitable, network exploitable, public exploit available, & high lateral movement. It is classified as follows:

  • Easily exploitable

SanerNow detects vulnerabilities in devices that exploit easily.

  • Network exploitable

It also identifies network vulnerabilities that might exploit through a network.

  • Publicly exploit available

The exploit code is available publicly in publicly exploit, which can be dangerous.

  • High lateral movement

The high lateral movement metric facilitates gauging the privilege escalation of the hacker. It determines how deeply a hacker has penetrated the network or devices to access the privileges.

3. High-fidelity attacks

In SanerNow, you can compare all the discovered CVEs with our researched MVE (Malware Vulnerability Enumeration) data. With this, we identify the vulnerabilities which cause high-fidelity attacks.

4. Vulnerable Devices

SanerNow categorizes the vulnerable devices:

  • Vulnerable devices based on source

Assets in the organization can be grouped by department wise. It might include various operating systems.

  • Vulnerable devices based on Operating systems

By default, SanerNow categorizes the assets by their operating systems.

  • Vulnerable devices based on the severity

SanerNow groups vulnerable devices based on severity metrics. It includes like critical, high, low, and medium.

5. Vulnerabilities

The tabular form describes the hostname, the group it belongs to, the host’s operating system, and the risk count. In addition, a severity distribution table is for easy capture of vulnerable devices. The status and last scan help to know if the saner agent is frequently scanning for vulnerabilities in the assets.

SanerNow lists the vulnerabilities detected with all the corresponding information like the severity of the vulnerability, assets affected, and a fix for the vulnerability provided for instant mitigation.

6. Vulnerability by OS

SanerNow provides a simple pie chart depicting vulnerabilities in the operating systems. This information can also be converted into CSV format for better interpretation.

7. Vulnerability by group

SanerNow facilitates group assets in the organizations. These groups are put across the bar chart that depicts the count of vulnerabilities in each operating system. It will you gain insights into which operating systems are more vulnerable.

8. Vulnerability aging

Usually, older vulnerabilities are swept under the rug. Hackers might dig up these vulnerabilities and exploit them. Vulnerability aging helps to know how old the vulnerabilities from the day of exploitation.

9. Top vulnerable assets

As the name describes, SanerNow lists all vulnerable assets and the top vulnerable assets. SanerNow provides the feature to set the number of days to track vulnerable assets. Further, you can select the assets and exclude or remediate all the vulnerabilities corresponding to an asset.

10. Top remediation recommendation

SanerNow redefines vulnerability management as a continuous cycle from identification to remediation of vulnerabilities. Once you know the vulnerabilities, SanerNow also recommends fixing the vulnerabilities by providing patches.



Final Thoughts

With ideal insights into the vulnerability management dashboard, CISOs and IT security teams will have more visibility and control over the organization’s security posture.

Now that you’ve heard that, what are you waiting for?

Develop an insightful and actionable vulnerability management dashboard and guard your network against cyberattacks!

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