Ponemon Institute’s The Challenging State of Vulnerability Management 2019 report unravels some worrying concerns that cybersecurity professionals across 15+ verticals share about their enterprise’s security posture. Balbix teamed up with the Ponemon Institute to launch a study which revealed that only 1 in 3 organizations are confident that they can avoid a data breach, and that 63% are unable to act on the large number of alerts and actions generated by their vulnerability management program.

To provide a path towards a stronger cybersecurity posture, the study investigated the characteristics and requirements of both mainstream and high-performing security organizations that have and operate vulnerability management programs.

Some of the common challenges that organizations face include:

  • Not having enough staff to cover the volume of alerts
  • Gaps in visibility across their full set of IT assets and attack vectors
  • Lack of understanding of actual cyber-risk and inability to prioritize mitigating actions

Providing insights into both core challenges and major gaps that mid-size to large organizations are seeing today – as well as recommendations for best practices and new capabilities to explore – this report presents tangible guidance for improving vulnerability management programs and better avoiding data breaches.