11 May Vulnerability Process and Assessment Memo
Project 1: Vulnerability Process and Assessment Memo
Your boss wants you to draft a two- to three-page vulnerability process and assessment memorandum addressing the main points of a VM process for Mercury USA. You will cover the main elements of a vulnerability management process, tailored to Mercury USA’s business in the transportation sector, evaluate the OpenVAS scanning tool, and provide recommendations for mitigating the vulnerabilities found within the OpenVAS report.
The third-party pen tester used the free tool Open Vulnerability Assessment Scanner (OpenVAS) to scan Mercury USA’s network. Review the report from the OpenVAS Scan.
As you review the scan, consider some important points from Lesson 5:
• Difficulty of implementation
• Communication/change control
• Inhibitors to remediation
Business process interruption
You will use this report to write a two- to three-page memorandum for your manager, Judy. Follow the instructions in the VM Process Overview Template to record your work.