Vulnerability & Patch Management Program



The VPMP is an editable Microsoft Word document that providers program-level guidance to directly supports your company’s policies and standards for managing vulnerabilities. This product addresses the “how?” questions for how your company manages technical vulnerabilities and patch management operations. Answering how vulnerabilities are managed is one of the most common deficiencies in audits, so this product fills a very crucial gap in most cybersecurity programs. The VPMP addresses fundamental needs when it comes to reasonably-expected vulnerability management requirements:

  • Who is responsible for managing vulnerabilities.
  • What is in scope for patching and vulnerability management.
  • Defines the vulnerability management methodology.
  • Defines timelines for conducting patch management operations.
  • Considerations for assessing risk with vulnerability management.
  • Vulnerability scanning and penetration testing guidance.
  • Information Assurance (IA) guidance to support secure engineering activities.