NetSPI, the industry leader in organizational penetration testing and attack surface management, has added risk scoring to its ResolveTM vulnerability management and penetration testing platform. NetSPI’s risk score intelligence in combination with Penetration Testing as a Service (PTaaS) assists clients in prioritizing, managing and remediating the vulnerabilities that pose the highest risk to their firm.

NetSPI’s new risk scoring features dynamical  integration into PTaaS to deliver both a detailed vulnerability risk score and an aggregate risk score for a firm’s projects, assets, apps, and networks. NetSPI customers who use its penetration testing services have access to risk scoring. NetSPI clients can safely dedicate funds and resources to the most critical vulnerabilities by using risk rating.

The risk scores are used as a quantitative assessment for risk reduction over time, validation of cybersecurity expenditures, resource allocation, and benchmarking in the industry. With NetSPI’s risk score, organizations can appropriately prioritize vulnerability patching by taking into account business context and the threat landscape.

“There are varying approaches to assigning vulnerability severity, but risk today extends far beyond individual vulnerabilities. The key is to recognize the risks most likely to disrupt the business, identify the threats that would increase those risks, and prioritize the most appropriate mitigations to protect your organization from those threats. NetSPI’s risk scoring does just that,” said Jake Reynolds, Head of Product at NetSPI.

“Reactive cybersecurity is a thing of the past. Security leaders must get proactive and take a risk-based approach to stay ahead of today’s adversaries. Our risk scores enable NetSPI clients to make proactive security decisions based on their unique risk factors. In other words, it allows them to confidently allocate budget and resources to the vulnerabilities that matter most,” said NetSPI President and CEO Aaron Shilts.