Article provided by: Security Strategies Today
How would you feel about discovering your organization's security system has a loophole over a long time, and your cyberspace is faced with potential security threats? Bad, I think?
However, it's possible to avoid situations as such. And to prevent this, you need to seek a company's services, vast with technical knowledge of professional vulnerability assessment.
Vulnerability assessment services are designed to help you identify the loopholes in your organization's security and IT infrastructure related to cyber threats. They typically involve the evaluation of several types of testing tools such as web security and network scanners.
If you want to evaluate your web or mobile applications' security level, then a vulnerability test is necessary.
Aside from the fact that a vulnerability test helps validate the effectiveness of your organization's current security safeguards and system updates and upgrades, vulnerability assessment also helps provide a quantifiable value to the risk faced by internal systems and sensitive data when there is a breach.
Vulnerability assessment also offers detailed steps to help you identify any current flaws in your IT infrastructure and stop future attacks. It also helps boost your organization's goodwill and reputation, allowing your customer to have solid confidence in your organization.
It is important to note that vulnerability assessment is dependent on discovering the types of network vulnerabilities to be specific on how to counter this threat. Hence, it is crucial to get familiar with the different kinds of vulnerability available.
Types of Vulnerability
- Network Vulnerabilities
This is when your network hardware or software is exposed to possible intrusion by an external party. An example is when there are insecure Wi-Fi access points and poorly configured firewalls in your system or visiting an unauthorized or unsafe website.
- Operating System Vulnerabilities
These vulnerabilities occur within a particular operating system that hackers may exploit to gain access to an asset in the operating system installed or cause damage.
- Human Vulnerabilities
This vulnerability is regarded as the weakest link in the cybersecurity architecture. An error in using an organization's cyber system could pose threats to that organization's cyber health that may sometimes lead to leakage of sensitive content, create exploitable accessible points for hungry hackers, or disrupt the entire organization's system. For example, weak authentication management, substandard backup, and recovery, and do on.
- Process Vulnerabilities
Some vulnerabilities exist by specific process controls or a lack of process controls. One example would be weak passwords, making it easier for attackers to gain access to an organization's body.
Do you need help managing your organization's vulnerabilities and protecting your business from cybercriminals?
Security Strategies is your best option. We help you and your vendors realize how susceptible you are to vulnerabilities, and we help you combat data leaks, data breaches, typosquatting, CCTV image retentions, and many more.
We also help monitor, rate continuously, and send security questionnaires to you and your vendors to control external party risk (third and fourth-party risk) and improve your security posture. Contact Security Strategies Today to consult with a security expert: 480-522-4448.
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