A vulnerability assessment is a scan of an organization's network to highlight the vulnerabilities in the infrastructure. Vulnerability assessments can satisfy multiple regulatory requirements such as PCI DSS, HIPAA, GLBA and more. Organizations that are small are required to perform vulnerability assessment relative to larger organizations.
Vulnerability Testing is a process that defines, identifies, and classifies the security weaknesses in a computer, network, or infrastructure. In addition, vulnerability tesings can forecast the effectiveness of proposed countermeasures and evaluate their actual effectiveness after they are put into use.
Vulnerabilities can exist in everyone’s environment. The crucial difference between security and lack of security is having certain knowledge of those vulnerabilities. Vulnerabilities can be man-made, exist in your systems by default, or result from various upgrades.
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Vulnerability Testing consists of several steps:
- Defining and classifying network or system resources
- Assigning relative levels of importance to the resources
- Identifying potential threats to each resource
Developing a strategy to deal with the most serious potential problems
-Defining and implementing measures to minimize the consequences if an attack occurs.
- Management acceptance
- Quarterly Assessment
- Experienced Testers
- Quarterly Compliance Scanning
- Port Scanning and Reporting
- Quality metrics
Regulatory fines can get to be very complex when equating risks to dollars. At times, the total cost for a breach might exceed to what the business is worth. Regulators mandate that fines are received 30 days after their initial report.
Breaches lead to reputational damage that equate to losses and eventually the non-existence of your business. Hackers are not your only enemies, your competitor could be an enemy.
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