Attack Based Vulnerability Management (ABVM)

Attack Based Vulnerability Management (ABVM)

"Attack Based Vulnerability Management" refers to an approach to vulnerability management that focuses on identifying, assessing, and prioritizing vulnerabilities based on their potential impact on potential attacks.

Attack-based vulnerability management considers how vulnerabilities could be exploited by attackers to gain access to systems, data or networks. This approach helps organizations be more effective in managing their vulnerabilities by targeting those vulnerabilities that are most likely to lead to successful attacks.

This process often includes:

Vulnerability Identification: Scanning systems and applications to identify vulnerabilities that can be exploited by malicious attackers.

Potential Impact Assessment: Evaluating the potential impact of each vulnerability based on how it could be used in an attack scenario.

Prioritization and Remediation: Prioritizing vulnerabilities based on their impact and likelihood of a successful attack, then taking appropriate action to remediate them.

Attack-based vulnerability management helps organizations better focus their security efforts on the most critical and real-world threats, and helps improve an organization's overall security posture.

Updated on 07 Aug, 2023