What is a Vulnerability Assessment?
Vulnerability Assessment is the practice of identifying, classifying, remediating, and mitigating vulnerabilities within an organization’s network. This process is a key feature of several compliance, audit, and risk management frameworks. To minimize the window of opportunity for attackers, it is important to continuously assess and act on new information to identify vulnerabilities and remediate them.
Why Perform a Vulnerability Assessment?
Having anti-virus protection and being up to date with all the latest system patches is usually only the first step towards a truly secure network. Security is often overlooked at the human level. For example, network equipment may be deployed with default passwords, with unnecessary services running on the main server while default user accounts remain open.
Connected devices can also be an attack vector; printers, routers, and switches are all potential back doors for hackers. Vulnerability assessments help you sanitize your network environment and reduce the attack surface to the bare minimum required to successfully grow your business. The vulnerability assessment also helps you develop an appropriate disaster recovery plan to ensure your organization can get back up and running with minimal downtime or fallout, in the event that an attack does get through.
What are the Benefits of Vulnerability Assessments?
Securing your organization’s resources from inside and outside threats requires a frequent and proactive security Vulnerability Assessment. The benefits of security vulnerability testing include, but are not limited to:
Identification of security exposures before potential attackers. Early detection gives the opportunity to address such issues before being exploited by adversaries at a huge cost to the company’s assets and reputation.
Provision of an updated company network map, as well as an updated inventory of the devices on the company network.
An assessment of your company’s security posture.
A multi-layered evaluation of your infrastructure to understand threats from internal and external attack points.
Ensured compliance with industry regulations, which helps to avoid significant fees for noncompliance.
Vulnerability scans, which demonstrate the number of exposures associated with systems over a given period.
The Litcom Approach
Numerous organizations across a wide array of industries have recently reported a dramatic rise in intrusion attempts and cyberattacks. This trend has proven that organizations are under cyberattacks from both inside and outside their electronic perimeters, these intrusion attempts are wide-ranging and complex, and these attacks can result in serious financial losses.
Litcom’s security vulnerability testing evaluates any threats and vulnerabilities to an organization’s information systems and environment. Litcom’s security experts assess your organization’s applications and systems which protect, process, store, and transmit information to determine their resilience to internal and external security breaches. Our experts also identify security issues that might compromise information, systems, and/or devices during the vulnerability analysis process. For more information, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.