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Why Security Monitoring and Vulnerability Management

Posted by Steve Harrington on Aug 13, 2020

Selecting your cybersecurity tools and services can be overwhelming. There are so many vendors, so many tools, and so many threats. If one of your biggest problems is resourcing to help you meet all your cybersecurity requirements, then a cybersecurity-as-a-service provider can help. Security monitoring and vulnerability management are two services that when working together can help you prevent cybersecurity threats.


Difference between security monitoring and vulnerability management


  • Security monitoring is the process of collecting and analyzing events across your IT infrastructure, network, and applications to detect suspicious behavior or unauthorized system changes. It involves defining which types of behavior should trigger alerts, and taking action on alerts as needed. Security monitoring usually requires log management and security information and event management (SIEM) technology.


  • Vulnerability management is the process of identifying, evaluating, treating, and reporting on security vulnerabilities in systems and the software that runs on them. It requires scanning technology to help you manage and detect vulnerabilities.


While both are proactive, security monitoring looks for suspicious activity whereas vulnerability management is about identifying vulnerabilities that exist due to misconfiguration, patch requirements, etc.


Power in combining security monitoring and vulnerability management


For those organizations that are under resourced – whether people or budget – finding time to achieve both security monitoring and vulnerability management is hard. That’s where a service comes in. When you choose a service, you get the people, process and technology. But how do you decide between security monitoring or vulnerability management? For some it’s easy, they have enough resource to handle one area in house. For others, combining both security monitoring and vulnerability management as a service can extend an in-house team and give them the coverage they need to proactively prevent threats.


Cygilant Security Monitoring and Vulnerability Management


Cygilant provides both security monitoring as a service and vulnerability management. Customers can select one or both.


  • Security monitoring – Cygilant collects, stores, and analyzes security event data from across the IT infrastructure to detect threats in the cloud or on-premises using SIEM technology from LogPoint or AT&T Cybersecurity. The Cygilant SOC guides you through incident response from detection to resolution. Logs are analyzed and security and compliance postures are reported daily, weekly and monthly.


  • Vulnerability management – Cygilant Vulnerability Management quickly detects vulnerabilities from software flaws or misconfigurations. Cygilant provides or manages your scanning technology, prioritizes vulnerabilities and helps with remediation. We offer the bandwidth and resources needed to regularly scan and analyze vulnerabilities.


Learn more about Cygilant Cybersecurity-as-a-Service.


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