Cybersecurity 2024: Top Four Vulnerability Team Predictions Unmasked.

December 15, 2023
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As 2024 approaches, experts predict significant changes in cybersecurity vulnerability teams, moving towards a more intelligent approach to cybersecurity and vulnerability management. Here are the four key predictions:

  • Companies will increasingly invest in their vulnerability teams due to the exponential increase in connected assets and vulnerabilities.
  • Vulnerability teams will focus more on understanding opportunities for hackers to exploit certain technology vulnerabilities, effectively allocating resources to enhance their security posture.
  • Recognising the importance of Artificial Intelligence (AI), companies will focus on creating the necessary foundations for gaining intelligence from data.
  • A push for technology solutions to bridge the gap between IT and operational technology (OT) in critical infrastructure will be witnessed, ensuring all assets are remediated and secured.

Traditional vulnerability management methods are no longer sufficient due to increased assets and emerging common vulnerabilities. Hence, companies are predicted to invest more in their vulnerability teams to better prioritize vulnerability and repair. This will involve a shift from common vulnerability scoring system (CVSS) scores as the main criterion for prioritization, to a broader understanding of risk, requiring an understanding of the context of each asset.

Embracing AI, companies will aim to derive intelligence from data. This will majorly involve creating unified information sources that lay the foundations for automated orchestration, streamlined workflows and intelligence-guided business decisions. Despite AI being the center of many technological advancements, the true challenge lies in gaining the necessary foundations to deploy such technologies.

Bridging the gap between IT and OT in critical infrastructure is also crucial. It is expected that technology solutions will be advanced to secure legacy OT technology in our most critical systems in society. Critical infrastructure sectors such as manufacturing, oil and gas, and utilities that lack appropriate cybersecurity tools will be in focus.

Embracing these predictions, called an “intelligent approach” to cybersecurity, is crucial for organizations navigating the ever-changing threat landscape. Companies investing in vulnerability prioritization and remediation, utilizing an asset-centric approach, and basing decisions on foundational understanding of data, are expected to have a competitive edge.

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