The sharp rise of reported open source vulnerabilities presents software development and security teams with new challenges. Teams can no longer fix all bugs and still meet tight development deadlines. Prioritizing security vulnerabilities is essential in order to focus limited remediation resources to resolve the most critical issues first.
The default is to prioritize vulnerabilities based on easily accessible data like severity score, but this is not always the most effective way to remediate vulnerabilities and reduce your organization’s risk. Assessing the impact of a security vulnerability on an organization is complex work. In order to address the most immediate threats, organizations need to analyze a number of parameters.