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RemOps by The Numbers

Remediation Operations is the collection of cybersecurity business processes that minimize risk by mobilizing the right teams with the data and context they need to eliminate, reduce or, accept risk findings. Click on the numbers below to learn more:

7 RemOps Process Steps

The ideal RemOps process looks like this:

Security teams vs Fixing teams


all vulnerabilities, misconfigurations and other risk findings across all security domains


all findings, aggregating, deduplicating and contextualizing them


which findings to remediate, identify who should fix them, validate how, and specify where


the remediation requests to the appropriate team in the right work platform with the needed context for action


the remediation task and accept, clarify, reassign or reject with reason


according to agreed upon process- and service-level agreements (SLAs)


on the entire remediation operations process including risk reduction and SLA and process compliance

20 Broken RemOps Pieces to Fix

Unfortunately, in most organizations, RemOps is not managed as a unified and business-critical process. The results are too expensive, too slow and do not scale. Here’s why:

Security teams vs Fixing teams


1. Manual and semi-manual
2. Siloed by domain
3. Lacking context


4. Manual and semi-manual
5. Time consuming and incomplete
6. Multiple overlapping lists


7. Many requesters; conflicting, overlapping requests
8. Findings, not solution, oriented requests
9. Lacking adequate exception handling processes


10. No ability to set, communicate and monitor service-level agreements
11. Manual, point-in-time process and compliance reporting
12. Disconnected data across many spreadsheets and systems


13. Ad-hoc and mostly manual
14. One-way and fragile when automated
15. Lacks capacity and SLA oversight


16. Best-effort prioritization based on poor and incomplete data
17. Manual mapping to fixing teams without context or platform integration


18. Request volume exceeds fixer capacity
19. Worked in oldest to newest order
20. No clear way to communicate success

10 Critical RemOps Automation Requirements

Revolutionizing traditional risk and vulnerability processes into a scalable Remediation Operations requires a unified platform that meets these 10 automations requirements:


Continuous collection of findings across all security domains


Automated consolidation of findings into a single, fully contextualized, continuously updated backlog


Automated recommendation of the optimum set of remediation choices


Automated recommendation of the optimum set of remediation choices


Creation and management of consolidated and prioritized team queues


Ability to receive fixing requests, manage exceptions, and update status directly from native work management systems


Bi-directional queue visibility, updating and management between the RemOps and work management platforms


Creation, management and monitoring of service-level agreements


Full No-code process workflow creation and management


Management and compliance reporting and dashboarding

5 RemOps Benefits You Will Love

Implementing and scaling Remediation Operations has many benefits, the primary ones are:

Dramatically Accelerate Risk Reduction

by increasing remediation process effectiveness, efficiency, speed and throughput

Empower Your Security Team for Success

by returning time to them so they can focus on their core security jobs instead of process management

Maximize Fixing Team Engagement, Productivity & Morale

by making them efficient with accurate routing, clear SLA expectations and native process integration

Ensure Process Confidence & Compliance

With end-to-end process integration, tracking, and SLA and Risk reporting

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& Scale

by transforming your scanning tool output into customized risk-reduction outcomes for your specific business and process needs

3 Steps to Getting
RemOps Right

Step 1

Decide to Focus

  • View remediation operations as a single unified process
  • Assign an owner to remediation operations improvement
  • Commit to a 10x improvement
Step 2

Define Your Current Process

  • Audit and document your current set of processes across the RemOps Lifecycle
  • Identify the teams, tools and data involved in executing the processes and the challenges you face
  • Quantify the cost of today’s RemOps process to the organization
Step 3

Invest in Change Management

  • Define your ideal end state and the business case for action
  • Invest in a RemOps Platform to automate key processes, workflows and reporting
  • Launch and manage your RemOps improvement initiative

1 Platform to Do it All

The Seemplicity RemOps Platform automates and scales all 7 steps of the RemOps process, meeting and exceeding the 10 key automation requirements