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.