The process of assessing, identifying, analyzing, treating, and reporting security deficiencies or vulnerabilities in software systems is known as vulnerability management. Implementing vulnerability management practices and other security strategies is vital to ensure that the organization is prone to the minimum attack surface.
On the other hand, Security vulnerabilities refer to those technological shortcomings that enable attackers to compromise a product under the organization’s wing and attach the information it includes as well. The vulnerability management process needs to be performed regularly to be in line and ahead of the new systems being added to networks. These changes that are made to the system add the possibility of discovering new vulnerabilities in the various software over time.
The SOC 2 framework states that maintaining a steady vulnerability management system is critical to claim certification.