Why Rely on Vulnerability Assessment

Enterprise Security Magazine | Saturday, December 26, 2020

Considering vulnerability assessment services can help strengthen the organization’s security infrastructure.

FREMONT, CA: Vulnerabilities are threats like programming mistakes or configuration problems of the system. Attackers use the weaknesses in the system and then disrupt the system. If these vulnerabilities are exploited, it can compromise the integrity, confidentiality, and availability of resources that belong to the enterprise. Vulnerability assessment defines, identifies, classifies, and prioritizes vulnerabilities within computer systems, applications, and network infrastructures. This helps the enterprise conduct the assessment with the knowledge, awareness, and risk posture needed to understand the cyber threats. Read on to know more.

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Vulnerability assessment is conducted manually or automatically. Automated tools like Vulnerability scanning tools scan applications to detect security vulnerabilities. These include SQL injection, Path Traversal, Command Injection, and Cross-Site scripting. It is a Dynamic Application Security Testing section that assists in identifying malicious code, application backdoors, and other threats present in the enterprise software and applications. Pen testers are the experts who can dive deep into the infrastructure that will assist them in figure out the vulnerabilities that cyber attackers can exploit.

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Application testing is the process of testing and analyzing a mobile or web application. This methodology helps pen-testers in understanding the security posture of enterprise websites and applications. Pen testers run an in-depth analysis of the server in the server security testing. Based on this analysis, testers conduct an approach to mimic real-time cyber attacks. Infrastructure penetration testing is a proven way to evaluate the security of computing networks, infrastructure, and the weakness in applications by simulating a cyber attack. IoT penetration and system analysis testing take into account the entire ecosystem of IoT technology. It covers each segment and analyses the security of the IoT devices. The testing services include IoT mobile applications, protocols, communication, cloud APIs, and embedded hardware and firmware.

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