A vulnerability assessment is “the process of defining, identifying, classifying and prioritising vulnerabilities in computer systems, applications and network infrastructures” (Source: Tech Target)
The process of a vulnerability assessment is intended to identify threats and the risks they pose to a business and typically involves the use of automated testing tools, assessment results are then listed in a report.
A business of any size can become victim of a cyber-attack, but larger enterprises that are subject to ongoing attacks will benefit most from vulnerability analysis.
Because security vulnerabilities can enable hackers to access IT systems and applications, it is essential for businesses to identify and fix any weaknesses before they can be exploited. A comprehensive vulnerability assessment along with a management program can help companies improve the security of their systems.
A vulnerability assessment provides an organisation with information on the security weaknesses in its system which makes it easier for them to formulate a plan to address them and reduce the risk of a cyber-attack.
A vulnerability assessment uses automated network security scanning tools which scan your network and websites for up to thousands of different security risks.
The results are listed in a report, which focuses on providing a list of vulnerabilities that need to be addressed.
Organisations should employ vulnerability testing on a regular basis to ensure the security of their networks, particularly when changes are made, e.g., services are added, new equipment is installed, or ports are opened.
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