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BuildAndDeployment -> Patch Management: Reduction of the attack surface

Risk and Opportunity

Risk: Components, dependencies, files or file access rights might have vulnerabilities, but the they are not needed.
Opportunity: Removal of unneeded components, dependencies, files or file access rights. For container images the usage of distroless images is recommended.

Usefulness and Requirements of this Activitiy

Usefullness: Medium
Required knowledge: Medium (two disciplines)
Required time: Medium
Required resources (systems): Low

Additional Information

Implementation hints:

OWASP SAMM VERSION 2

ISO27001 2017