SureCloud has been providing a broad range of cybersecurity services to numerous local Governments, including annual IT Health Checks and vulnerability scanning solutions, over the last fourteen years. Suffolk County Council is one such customer and aware of the current threat landscape, decided to add SureCloud’s Vulnerability Assessment solution to their SureCloud environment, deployed to scan for, identify and report on vulnerabilities in both internal and external networks.
Having previously used an automated vulnerability scanning solution to cover their large infrastructure, the Council found that a major limitation was that without human intelligence, there were high rates of false positives or false negatives and typically there is no contextualised output. With SureCloud’s Vulnerability Assessment, consultants now manage the scans, which are run at an agreed frequency and continually monitored, and then when the scans are complete, SureCloud’s experts analyse, validate and prioritise the results.
The new solution provides Suffolk County Council with clear reports, both as a summary and a thorough technical report, as well as a simple dashboard and a list of each vulnerability with its associated metadata. The summary report gives the Council a clear snapshot of its current cybersecurity posture, and this can support a more effective remediation strategy.