April 4, 2017

Vulnerability Remediation – You Only Have 4 Options

In my previous post, I wrote about a simple process for triaging vulnerabilities across applications. Once you have the issues prioritized, the vulnerability remediation process is pretty straightforward. You don’t have a lot of options; either remediate the issue, ignore it, or apply other measures (compensating controls) to mitigate the risk posed by the vulnerability.

1. Rip and Replace

This is the most common approach taken. Essentially, you are going to fix the problem by “amputating” the vulnerable component and replacing it with a component that fixes the vulnerability (either directly or by using a different open source project).

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