There’s a common thread that connects most organisations that suffer security breaches: they lack total network visibility.
Without full network visibility, security teams do not know what they are supposed to remediate or protect, which greatly increases the complexity of their workloads.
And any initial effort and resource dedicated to creating this deeper level of understanding will prove worthwhile when security teams can access a more nuanced understanding of which vulnerabilities within their environment pose the greatest risk.
Organisations depend on CVSS scores to determine their remediation strategies; if they see that they have critical – or high – severity vulnerabilities within their infrastructure, they will instinctively choose to remediate these before any medium-severity flaws.
Hybrid security environments are only going to become more fragmented and the attack surface will continue to expand – just look at how most office-based organisations had to contend with a growing network perimeter when all employees started working remotely during the Covid-19 crisis as one example of how unpredictable the pressures placed on security teams can be.