Whether you're a small, medium or a large company, you might appear on a cybercriminal radar. You've probably run a vulnerability scan and gained some input on your security status. But do you know what is truly at stake, if found exposures were used by a hacker? If the answer is not a forceful "yes", maybe it's about time to think of a vulnerability assessment.
A vulnerability assessment is a review of the security posture of an information system. We evaluate if the system is exposed to any known vulnerabilities, assign a risk level to identified weaknesses and guide you through remediation or mitigation.
Organizations of any size can benefit from vulnerability assessment, yet it's the most beneficial for large enterprises that are under constant risk of being attacked.
Vulnerability assessments are meant to discover different types of network vulnerabilities for a whole system or particular sections. There is a variety of tools for each of them, but the goal stays the same - identify vulnerabilities and misconfigurations, threats and risk.
We perform automated and manual security tests to identify security issues, ranging from simple misconfigurations to critical flaws in the product's architecture.
We analyse identified threats and ensure we're filtering out all the noise (such as duplicates and false positives) from the testing engagement.
Based on the risk profiling (where we consider elements such as the number of affected systems, type of data at risk, business risk, potential damage) we provide a set of actionable guidelines that help you fix the security issues and reduce the risks.
Vulnerability Assessment is an evaluation of the system's security flaws and it's exposition to any critical vulnerabilities. After we review the data, we provide You with a set of guidelines to mitigate the risk of a system breach and data exposure.
Contrary to the pentesting, Vulnerability Assessment uses only automation testing tools to scan the system for predefined flaws and points of entry with low security level.
The only purpose of Assessment is to quickly scan the system for any weaknesses. You won't get such a deep insight into potential risk, and attack vectors like with pentesting, so You need to take that into account when You consider what's best for Your business.
Basically, stay on top of your toes: never neglect security issues, order penetration tests regularly, and provide Your staff and management with workshops/ training sessions to raise the awareness about security issues inside the organization.