Any change to your environment could introduce a new vulnerability -- and new threats are constantly emerging. Network equipment, server and workstation operating systems, printers and any type of software as well as mobile, virtual and cloud environments have and will continue to have vulnerabilities. Couple that with continuing concerns about data breaches and regulatory compliance, and the need for vulnerability management capabilities becomes obvious.

Unfortunately, healthcare organizations face a variety of challenges in pursuing this effort. This can include decentralized or inexperienced resources supporting the process, a lack of an accurate IT asset inventory and determining and documenting if a fix was applied or if an exception was granted.

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