The Vulnerability & Patch Management Program (VPMP) is program-level documentation that is an essential need for any organization to demonstrate HOW vulnerabilities are actually managed within an organization. Most companies run into issues during audits when the actual practices for vulnerability & patch management are looked at. The VPMP is meant to advance your organization to a mature level of vulnerability management and have the documentation to prove it!
From surveying cybersecurity professionals, we created the following chart to provide a comparison of options for companies needing security program documentation:
Vulnerability & Patch Management Program (VPM) Cost Savings Estimate
As you can see, when you factor in internal staff time to perform reviews and refinements with key stakeholders, purchasing a VPMP from ComplianceForge is approximately 12% ($9,500+ savings) of the cost as compared to writing your own documentation and 5% ($22,500+ savings) of the cost as compared to hiring a consultant to write it for you!
Our Vulnerability & Patch Management Program (VPMP) is a fraction of the cost, as compared to developing it yourself or hiring a consultant to write it for you:
Can You Honestly Answer HOW Vulnerability Management Is Implemented At Your Organization?
When you "peel back the onion" and prepare for an audit, there is a need to address "the how" for certain topics, such as vulnerability management. While policies and standards are designed to describe WHY something is required and WHAT needs to be done, many companies fail to create documentation to address HOW the policies and standards are actually implemented. We did the heavy lifting and created several program-level documents to address this need and the Vulnerability & Patch Management (VPMP) is one of those products.