Use Case

Security Vulnerability Mitigation

For IT departments, every minute counts when a new security vulnerability in essential software libraries, technologies, and cloud services becomes public. A service catalog enriched with data insights helps to instantly start and navigate the mitigation process.

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Mitigate Security Vulnerabilities with LeanIX

Catalog software artifacts

With metadata from CI/CD pipelines, Kubernetes, the public cloud, and source code repositories automatically discovered, you receive an up-to-date inventory on microservices and their ownership, dependencies, libraries, technologies, and cloud services.

Identify affected services

You can then query the service catalog to locate which services are affected by the respective security vulnerability (e.g., the library “Log4j 2”).

  • Pinpoint its impact across your system landscape – whether it’s on direct or transitive dependencies

  • Isolate which teams and products are affected

Begin mitigation process, prioritize critical services

Contact the owners of the affected services and the on-call engineers. Together, decide on mitigation initiatives while considering the following criteria for prioritization:

  • Public Internet Exposure – Are the services using these libraries directly accessible from the internet?
  • Sensitive Data Access – Do the vulnerable services access critical databases or file systems in the environment?

Monitor mitigation progress

  • Provide your teams with best practices like CVE-2021-44228 - GitHub Advisory Database to ensure effective mitigation.
  • Until all services are upgraded to the latest library version, leverage dashboards, and reports to continuously track and monitor mitigation efforts from across teams.

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Best Practice

Always check log entries from the past 90 days

Just because the public knows about a threat, it doesn’t mean malicious hackers haven’t already taken advantage of the vulnerability and entered your environment. Detect and actively address anomalies by running search queries in log entries and log analytics.

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