Organization must conduct vulnerability assessments which involve defining, identifying, classifying and prioritizing vulnerabilities in its system, applications and network infrastructures to assess and detect weaknesses. With this information on the security weaknesses in its environment gives direction on how to assess the risks associated with those weaknesses and evolving threats. This process offers the organization a better understanding of its assets, security flaws and overall risk, reducing the likelihood security breach.
A penetration test offers an invaluable and compelling way to establish a baseline assessment of security as seen from outside the boundaries of the organization’s network. More importantly, we provide a blueprint for remediation in order to start or enhance a comprehensive information protection strategy.
Some of the different types of vulnerability assessment scans include the following:
Network base vulnerability scans are used to identify possible network security flaws. This type of scan is conducted to detect vulnerable systems on wired or wireless networks.
Host vulnerability-based scans are used to identify vulnerabilities in servers, workstations or network hosts. This type of scan of conducted to examine open port and services that might be used by attackers to target host and exploit them.
Wireless network scans are conducted specially to detect a rogue access point which is a wireless access point installed on a secure network without the knowledge of the system administrator. We can also validate the security configurations of wireless access points.
Application scans can be used to test websites in order to detect known software vulnerabilities in web applications.
Database scans conducted to identify vulnerabilities in database applications and helps in preventing malicious attacks, such as SQL injection attacks.