Reference: CMMC 2.0
Level Introduced: 1
Title: Flaw Remediation
Identify, report, and correct information and information system flaws in a timely manner.
All software and firmware have potential flaws. Many vendors work to reduce those flaws by releasing vulnerability information and updates to their software and firmware. Organizations should have a process to review relevant vendor newsletters with updates about common problems or weaknesses. After reviewing the information the organization should execute a process called patch management that allows for systems to be updated without adversely affecting the organization. Organizations should also purchase support from their vendors to ensure timely access to updates.
You have many responsibilities at your company, including IT. You know that malware, ransomware, and viruses can be a big problem for companies. You make sure to enable all security updates for your software, including the operating system and applications, and purchase the maintenance packages for new hardware and operating systems.