Most companies do not possess the expertise or skillsets to maintain an effective IT security system due to the rapid pace at which IT continues to grow. For this reason, organizations need to have professionals with proven expertise, such as WebSecure, to carry out security procedures like vulnerability assessment. There are several reasons why an organization needs regular vulnerability assessment.
A vulnerability assessment is just what it sounds like – an analysis of the vulnerability of the IT structure and solutions of an organization. Vulnerability scans detect the weak points, summarize them, and then provide constructive suggestions for measures an organization can take to fix them.
Another common practice is to scan where servers and other devices on a network are mapped to and investigate the kind of traffic that has access to them. By scanning the openings, unintentional access points can be secured before they become a problem.
Scope and results
Vulnerability assessment may vary depending on different businesses and their needs, as a security solution is only as strong as its weakest link. These weak links can stretch beyond technical implementations. However, they might include things like IT routines and protocols within a company. These small issues might not cause problems most of the time, but all it takes is one instance of exploitation for them to become a major headache.
Proper vulnerability assessment by WebSecure also identifies other weak links and proposes the measures that should be taken by the organization. It may involve moving software that has security vulnerabilities from a resource on the network to another that is disconnected from the organization’s internet services. It could also be a plugging a hole in an incorrectly configured firewall.
Conduct a vulnerability assessment today
At WebSecure, our security experts are aware of the threats faced by several organizations today in the rapidly evolving IT scenario, and how they are addressed. Therefore, they are able to easily detect potential threats for your organization, and can also suggest the right solution structure.