WHAT IS VULNERABILITY ASSESSMENT?
A vulnerability assessment is the process of outlining, identifying, classifying and prioritizing vulnerabilities in applications, computer systems and network infrastructures and delivering the organization doing the assessment with the required knowledge, awareness and risk background to understand the threats to its environment and react appropriately.
BENEFITS OF VULNERABILITY ASSESSMENT
Regular and comprehensive vulnerability assessments help keep you one step ahead of attackers. If you know where the holes are, all you have to do is patch them. If you don’t know where the holes are, all you have to do is wait for a data breach.
- To get added support for regulatory compliance.
- To get feedback on your patch management and change management programs.
- Evaluation of the performance of third-party IT service providers.
- To prove to customers, prospects and partners and other stakeholders that the company is secure.
- It helps guide remediation efforts and test their effectiveness.
A vulnerability assessment often involves a penetration testing component to detect vulnerabilities in an organization’s personnel, procedures or processes that might not be detectable with network or system scans.
However, penetration testing is not sufficient as a comprehensive vulnerability assessment and is, in fact, a separate process. A vulnerability assessment aims to uncover vulnerabilities in a network and recommend the appropriate mitigation or remediation to remove the risks.
While a vulnerability assessment is usually automated to cover a wide variety of unpatched vulnerabilities, penetration testing generally combines automated and manual techniques to support testers investigate further into the vulnerabilities and exploit them to gain access to the network in a controlled environment.
How Our Vulnerability Assessment Process Works?
GOALS & OBJECTIVES
Describes goals and objectives of Vulnerability Analysis
While executing the Assessment and Test, scope of the assignment needs to be clearly defined.
Getting as much information about IT environment such as networks, IP Address, operating system, etc.
In this process, vulnerability scanners are used, it will scan the IT environment and will detect the vulnerabilities
ANALYSIS & PLANNING
It will analyze the identified vulnerabilities, to devise a plan for penetrating into the network and systems