Vulnerability Management

Vulnerability Management

Helping Reduce the Risk of UBC's IT Infrastructure

Program Overview

UBC is committed to safeguarding its digital ecosystem and ensuring the utmost protection for its students, faculty, and staff. To achieve this goal, we are thrilled to introduce our comprehensive Vulnerability Management Program (VMP) for servers.

The VMP helps to identify, evaluate, prioritize, and mitigate security vulnerabilities in UBC servers. The primary goal of the program is to reduce the overall risk to UBC’s information technology infrastructure by addressing potential weaknesses that could be exploited by malicious actors. Vulnerabilities can include software bugs, misconfigurations, security holes, and other weaknesses that may be targeted by attackers.

Some key highlights of the program include:

  • Comprehensive Scanning:
    • Using state-of-the-art scanning tools and methodologies we proactively identify vulnerabilities in UBC servers. We are always on the lookout for security gaps that might expose sensitive data to risk.
  • Risk Prioritization:
    • ​​​Not all vulnerabilities are created equal. Our program utilizes a rigorous risk assessment process that factors in severity, threat intelligence, potential impact, and asset value to prioritize identified vulnerabilities. By focusing on the most critical vulnerabilities first, we maximize the effectiveness of our remediation efforts.
  • Timely Remediation:
    • ​​Prompt action is key to staying ahead of cyber threats. Our team ensures that vulnerabilities are addressed swiftly. We collaborate with IT teams and administrators to implement necessary patches, reconfigurations, and security controls, reducing your exposure to potential risks.
  • Continuous Monitoring:
    • ​Cybersecurity is an ongoing battle. The VMP doesn't stop at initial scans and remediation. We understand that new vulnerabilities can emerge at any time. That's why we maintain continuous monitoring to detect and respond to emerging threats and evolving security challenges.

Ready to Join Our Program?

Participating in our program is a click away. Submit a request below to add your UBC business unit to our waitlist.

Go even further...

For a more in-depth look at reducing IT infrastructure risk at UBC, you can:

Participate in the Compliance Support Program
Review the Information Security Standards