Techniques are described herein for quantifying a security impact of network vulnerabilities (e.g., hardware/software/configuration) on a network. The security impact quantification is calculated by weighting a configuration vulnerability score and an infrastructure security vulnerability score with a Vulnerability Reach Index (VRI). The VRI is an indication of the depth in the network of the impact of a vulnerability.
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Anantha, Swami; Pularikkal, Byju; Patil, Santosh; and Chakraborty, Sourav, "CONTEXT SENSITIVE NETWORK SECURITY SCORE", Technical Disclosure Commons, (June 12, 2018)