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How to Build a Successful Vulnerability Response Foundation

Josh Bernson
October 23, 2020

Kick start your Vulnerability Response and deliver real results to your organization.

The old saying, “If you can’t measure it, you can’t improve it” has never been more true than in modern vulnerability response. While being able to measure and improve Vulnerability Response is a core pillar of any successful I.T. department, it is incredibly difficult to actually do so. And honestly, I get it! Managing and remediating vulnerabilities is as difficult a task as any.

An Emerging Pattern 

Not being able to quantify VR problems has been slowly taking over the world of I.T. In fact, most of the organizations that come to us for help don’t have a roadmap for implementation, an idea of what VR success actually looks like, or a way to measure that success.  
In short, clarity is the name of the game. Defining and tracking success is absolutely essential when it comes to VR. 

Lost in the Fog 

Not understanding what success looks like at big and small levels of a VR implementation can lead to some serious problems:

  1. Scope Creep 
    People that have no real connection to VR get involved in the project and end up setting completely disconnected and unrealistic expectations for success. Because they have no basis for their expectations, the objectives that help a VR team measure success throughout the implementation are constantly changing, resulting in a perpetual increase in project scope.

  2. Ghost Outcomes  
    Others tasked with optimizing VR don’t have the experience or knowledge to know exactly what the larger project outcomes should be. They have no confidence in the direction of their project and have no way to measure success. This almost always leads to VR teams not being able to demonstrate success and results in failed adoptions and shelf-ware.

RELATED: ITS' Prescriptive Vulnerability Response OfferingTM 

A Prescriptive Approach 

After years of helping organizations build strong VR programs, we’ve discovered that almost all organizations can expect the same results from the first phase of any VR program implementation. No matter the systems or structures in an IT department, we can clearly define a roadmap for an implementation and set clear objectives and outcomes from the start!

This key learning enabled us to develop a prepackaged VR implementation that helps organizations of all shapes and sizes kick start their VR programs. We help you set the objectives and outcomes for your project and guide you through the implementation process, eliminating the risk of scope creep and ghost outcomes. You will be able to measure the effectiveness of your VR program from day 1 and deliver real VR results to your organization.

If you’d like to learn more about how to tranform your Vulnerability Response program, check out our PVR page below.

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