Vulnerability Nightmares: SCREAMING for Automation

Missing a critical vulnerability mitigation can be a nightmare, and if the unmitigated vulnerability is exploited…that could be like a dream of falling and never hitting the bottom because the impact can ripple through an organization with effects unimagined to the business and its reputation. The job of managing vulnerabilities and maintaining a secure environment is one of high stress and uncertain success.

Many environments today cope with the never ending cycle of monitoring, managing and remediating vulnerabilities through a combination of automated tools and manual processes. These manual processes are usually siloed, disjointed, and require face-to-face interactions, hindering real time responses to current threats. The process may go something like this:

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Meet with Cask at Upcoming NDIA Gold Coast Event

July 14, 2016
By Cask

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Cask is a proud sponsor of the upcoming 28th NDIA Navy Gold Coast Small Business Procurement Event. This event takes place August 23-24 at the San Diego Convention Center. The purpose of Gold Coast is to provide a forum to educate, guide, and assist businesses, especially small businesses, in working with the government, primarily the Department of Defense.

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The Art of Business Relationship Management

When we discuss several of the various aspects of IT Service Management, and ITIL in particular, we tend to focus on relatively rigid, repeatable, and metric-driven processes.  These more rigid processes, such as Incident, Problem, and Change, are viewed as more of a science, as they can be easily repeated and measured with precise analytics for success.  These core processes are indeed vital for success, and every IT organization should continue to strive to reach maximum performance levels in these areas.

Business Relationship Management (BRM) certainly has its fair share of measurements and repeatable processes, but we believe that a truly successful BRM process includes factors that cannot be easily measured.  The art of Business Relationship Management therefore includes some of the following key factors:

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