As a follow-up to Privileged Attack Vectors, BeyondTrust’s CTO, Morey Haber, and COO, Brad Hibbert, have released the second book through Apress Media on how to build an effective vulnerability management strategy to protect an organization’s assets, applications, and data.

The new book, Asset Attack Vectors, comes at an important time in the evolution of IT security strategies. According to data released from the recent study, Implications of Using Privileged Access Management to Enable Next-Gen Technologies, organizations are rapidly adopting IoT and other initiatives to advance business goals. However, as the survey pointed out, there is still work to be done to improve security over such devices with one in five organizations experiencing five or more breaches related to next-gen technologies.

Asset Attack Vectors discusses how today’s network environments are dynamic and perimeters are expanding, requiring multiple layers of defense to mitigate vulnerabilities and stop data breaches. In the modern enterprise, everything connected to the network and cloud is a target. Attack surfaces include not only traditional servers and desktops, but also routers, printers, cameras, and other IoT devices. It doesn’t matter whether an organization uses LAN, WAN, cloud, wireless, or even a modern PAN―savvy criminals have more potential entry points than ever before. To stay ahead of these threats, IT and security leaders must be aware of exposures and understand their potential impact.

The guidance provided in Asset Attack Vectors will help your organization build a vulnerability management program designed to work in the modern threat environment. Drawing on years of combined experience, Morey and Brad detail the latest techniques for threat analysis, risk measurement, and regulatory reporting. They also outline practical service level agreements (SLAs) for vulnerability management and patch management. This book aims to help you get ahead of threats by providing guidance on how to equip your organization with an effective asset protection strategy.

The Book Asset Attack Vectors Covers:

  • Creating comprehensive assessment and risk identification policies and procedures
  • Implementing a complete vulnerability management workflow in nine easy steps
  • Understanding the implications of active, dormant, and carrier vulnerability states
  • Developing, deploying, and maintaining custom and commercial vulnerability management programs
  • Discovering the best strategies for vulnerability remediation, mitigation, and removal
  • Automating credentialed scans that leverage least-privilege access principles
  • Real-world case studies that share successful strategies and reveal potential pitfalls

Vulnerability management needs to be more than a compliance checkbox; it should be the foundation of your organization’s cybersecurity strategy. This book can help your organization move in that direction. Readers will find this book an invaluable reference to help modernize and document their vulnerability management strategies. Order your copy here.