Designing and deploying a vulnerability management program is essential for businesses in today’s highly-interconnected world — but many of these programs are still missing a crucial piece of the puzzle.
When most people think of the scanning functionality within such a vulnerability management program, they visualize an application that scans for and detects exploitable vulnerabilities within systems. For the most part, this vision is correct. However, one vital aspect of vulnerability scanning is considerably more important in today’s business climate and often overlooked: compliance scanning.
If you are in healthcare, then you already know the importance of being compliant with regulations like HIPAA and HITRUST. You likely trust your vulnerability management program to ensure that you are adhering to these compliance requirements. But are you getting compliance information with your vulnerability scans? Are you certain that compliance scans are being performed within your infrastructure? Are you sure that any risk to being compliant is identified and known? Do you understand the difference between a vulnerability and compliance scan? If you answered no or “I don’t know” to any of these questions, here is your guide to understanding and implementing compliance scanning.