Many cyber attacks take advantage of basic and often unnoticed security vulnerabilities such as poor patch management procedures, weak passwords and the lack of sound security policies. Even the most secure network is likely to have vulnerabilities. And with cyber attacks on the rise, it is essentially a race against time to detect and fix vulnerabilities before they are exploited.
This makes it imperative for organisations to undertake periodic vulnerability assessments to detect any weaknesses and then carry out any remediation work to fix them.
In our Vulnerability Assessments, we scan your entire network for vulnerabilities and prioritise them based on the risks they pose. By understanding where vulnerabilities lie in your infrastructure and applications, you will be well placed to mitigate them before hackers can mount an attack.
This differs from Penetration Testing as the scope is limited to information gathering and reporting, rather than actually testing how a weakness can be exploited.
Regular vulnerability assessments are good practice because each assessment is only a point in time check. The firewall may be the same, the patch release may be the same but if an insecure code release introduces an exploitation path, it can compromise your entire network.