Vulnerability assessment is a process that defines, identifies, and classifies the security holes (vulnerabilities) in a computer, network, or communications infrastructure.
There are many vulnerability scanning tools available nowadays. These tools discover which vulnerabilities are present, but they do not differentiate between loopholes that can be exploited to cause damage and those that are false positive. Vulnerability scanners alert companies to the preexisting flaws in their code and where they are located.
Our team uses many advanced vulnerability scanners which have been there for a long time and are trustworthy of their scan reports.
The classical steps for a proper vulnerability assessment are:
- Ranking importance to resources in a system.
- Identifying the vulnerabilities and potential threats to each resource.
- Eliminating the most serious vulnerabilities as soon as possible for the most valuable resources.
I get what vulnerability assessment is, but how come it is different from Penetration testing?
As a matter of fact, Vulnerability Assessments and Penetration testing, both are different things. In a vulnerability assessment we use automated scanners and tools, to find the flaws in a system, a network or an application. Manual effort and analysis is limited. Every small flaw has to be reported. Penetration test is what comes after it.
A penetration tester exploit the vulnerabilities in a system to determine whether unauthorized access or other activity which the application isn’t meant to do is possible. A penetration test is done to show how damaging a flaw could be in a real attack rather than finding every other flaw in a system.
Team Enciphers is always available for vulnerability assessment of your systems or applications. We have got the most advanced tools and methods to get things done during a vulnerability assessment.