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Security Vulnerability Prioritization: Managing Millions of Vulns

  • Friday, November 22nd, 2019 at 3:30 PM EST (20:30:00 UTC)
  • Jonathan Risto
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Do you feel that your vulnerability management program is overwhelmed with repots of problems that need to be fixed? Does it feel like the program is chasing its tail and not getting ahead? Within vulnerability management, vulnerability prioritization is a key aspect of any program, by helping us understand what vulnerability needs to be actioned before others. Whether you are using CVSS or leveraging threat intelligence, prioritization methods help wade through the noise and understand what is important within our environment.

Based on material in the SANS MGT516 class, this webcast will detail the different methods that can be used for prioritization: vulnerability centric, asset centric and threat centric prioritization and present a 5 level maturity model for vulnerability prioritization.

Speaker Bio

Jonathan Risto

Jonathan is a SANS Instructor teaching a wide variety of SANS classes including SEC440, SEC504, SEC560, SEC566, and SEC580. He is also the co-author of the SANS MGT516: Managing Security Vulnerabilities: Enterprise and Cloud.

With a career spanning over 20 years that has included working in network design, IP telephony, service development, security and project management, he has a deep technical background that provides a wealth of information he draws upon when teaching. His leadership of direct reports and matrix teams in industries including telecom, government and charity environments. When not teaching for SANS, he primarily works for the Canadian Government performing cyber security research work, in the areas of vulnerability management and automated remediation.  He also performs consulting work. 

He holds a bachelors degree in Electrical Engineering, and is a licensed professional Engineer (P.Eng.). He also holds a Master's Degree in Information Security Management from STI.  In his spare time, he sits on the board of directors for charities and his 3 daughters keep him very busy. When possible, he enjoys the outdoors, astronomy, and photography.

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