Vulnerability Assessment is a systematic process of identifying vulnerabilities in systems, applications, and network infrastructures. It is a process of reviewing systems and networks that are susceptible to any vulnerabilities. The assessment helps the organization determine security flaws, risk exposure, and assets that are potentially exposed to Cybersecurity breaches. The Vulnerability Assessment process can help identify and fix security issues and further counter surprise attacks. Performing the Assessment frequently will validate the effectiveness of the existing security controls and ensure a high-security posture of your infrastructure. It is an important step towards limiting the Cybersecurity threats and other risk exposure against your organization.
We conduct an advanced level Intelligent Scanning of your IT environment to discover all network devices, operating systems, databases, firewalls, etc., and a wide range of other platforms.
We identify assets and prioritize them based on their criticality. This allows accurate mapping of assets to its relevant Asset Groups as per business units.
Our team assesses & scans your network to accurately identify vulnerabilities and weak areas in your environment. Driven by the most up-to-date vulnerability checks will result in very low false positives.
Once our team identifies vulnerabilities, we further move on to classify the level of risk exposure and help your organization make an informed decision on allocating resources for remediation.
Our key USP – We educate your team about the vulnerabilities and exploits to further help them strategize remediation for the identified vulnerabilities.
As a part of the Information Security program and industry best practice, it is recommended that organizations perform a Vulnerability Assessment every quarter or 6months depending on the criticality of their assets.
Vulnerability Assessment is a systematic evaluation of systems and networks to determine security weaknesses. The assessment scanning process includes tests for vulnerabilities, vulnerability analysis, risk assessment, and remediations.
Organizations of any size who often face the risk of cyberattacks can benefit from the vulnerability assessment. Most importantly large enterprises that are subject to ongoing attacks will benefit most from a Vulnerability assessment.
There are three categories of Vulnerability Assessment:
White-Box: White Box also known as Credential Scan, is a process that involves scanning of the system with complete access given to the assets in scope. The tester is given access to the network and an administrative account to assess the system thoroughly. This is to scan the entire internal environment for vulnerabilities using advanced tools to assess the security of the stored information and machine configuration. A credential scan provides a clear picture of the security posture of the systems.
Black-Box: Black-Box is a non-credential-based scan wherein the tester is not given any administrative privileges or account passwords to access the assets in scope. In this assessment, the tester attempts to infiltrate the cyber defense from the outside just like a hacker to exploit public IP addresses, and firewalls to gain unauthorized access. This type of scan highlights the security threat exposure to your system and networks.
Grey-Box: The assessmentincorporates both white box and black box methods in the testing process. So, here the tester is given limited information about your target systems to access for assessing system securities and vulnerabilities. This type of analysis is typically conductedfor gaining a more focused and efficient assessment of a network’s security than a black-box and a white box assessment.
As industry best practice Vulnerability Assessment should be conducted at least once per quarter or when there are significant changes introduced in the operations, systems, or networks.