In this digital world where technology is enabling us to do lots of tasks at a very accurate level. To make your organization or business enterprise more agile you are relying on a lot of online digital tools and technologies, but you are unaware of the fact that it can bring an abundance of risks and threats to your organization.
In this case, you can apply a systematic Vulnerability Assessment process to evaluate threats and vulnerabilities which can help to intercept the chances of breaching into your organization’s IT system, hence your organization will become insusceptible to different types of malicious attacks.
What is a Vulnerability Assessment?
Vulnerability Assessment is a process of identifying different types of problems in your system such as threats in applications or network systems, weak security infrastructure, loopholes in the backend, and a systematic solution to deal with all of them. The process of vulnerability assessment mainly intricate more automated tools such as security scanners and more.
The vulnerability Assessment procedure can help you to prioritize over more severe or critical threats first. Whether you are having a large established business enterprise or a small online business you can have numerous advantages from vulnerability analysis. Vulnerabilities can be very destructive for your organization because they can lead to data breaches and many more harmful risks and threats so in order to find them and adapt instant remediation vulnerability assessment is required for your organization, thus maintaining the security for your organization.
Why is a Vulnerability Assessment required by your organization?
To establish and maintain systematic security in your organization you need to adopt vulnerability and threats management programs in order to find out before hackers can exploit your system and the vulnerability assessment process can help you a lot. The Vulnerability assessment can help to scan out various types of assets in your systems such as databases scans and network system scans. These various types of scanners can help to detect unknown or unauthorized access to the system. Vulnerability scanners adopt techniques and tools that can easily analyze various types of loopholes to prevent hackers or cyber attackers from exploiting your system by malicious hacks and attacks. These scanners can also help to find out security flaws in your web-based or SaaS applications. The process of the vulnerability assessment process is very easy to deploy and is very important to maintain overall security in your organization.
Vulnerability Assessment v/s Penetration Testing
When you talk about securing your organization both vulnerability assessment and penetration testing perform a very significant role in maintaining security posture in your organization. But the process involved in discovering threats and protecting the security system is dissimilar for both penetration tests and vulnerability assessments.
A vulnerability assessment is done to identify or discover any type of threats and vulnerabilities susceptible to any system of your organization whereas the penetration testing process is to detect security issues and loopholes in the security architecture and to control if any malicious hacker gains unauthorized access into the exploited system. The vulnerability assessment process is mainly automated and all the techniques performed are done by different types of security scanning tools, while penetration testing requires the management of cybersecurity experts.
Vulnerability assessment should be done on a regular basis while penetration testing is done on a quarterly or annual basis. The cost of the penetration testing process is much higher than vulnerability assessment as it mainly requires a team of penetration testers to test your complete network or application and identify every possible security misconfiguration and loopholes. Both the mechanisms are useful for security services and have different benefits for analysis of threats and securing the enterprise.
Tridentsec Vulnerability Assessment service
Our vulnerability testing procedure includes various types of assessment and scanning techniques. These different types of assessment services can help to provide exploitable vulnerabilities in various systems such as servers which may be vulnerable to different types of threats and risks. Another assessment assistance includes network and database scans which help to adopt some practices that can prevent unauthorized access to your public or private network and their resources which can be easily exploitable.
Tridentsec performs a step-by-step vulnerability testing process that starts from identifying any risks and threats, then analyzing which scans are being required such as applications and network scans. After identifying and analyzing we prioritize high impact risks. Finally, we create a vulnerability assessment report for your organization which includes remediation for the vulnerabilities and threats and security plans for securing your organization from future threats and malicious attacks.
Concluding up, all the points we can say that there are enormous benefits of performing vulnerability assessments on a regular basis. It can secure your business without any exploitation by removing all the vulnerabilities from network or application systems. To clear all the security issues and gaps thus protecting your business from different cyber-attacks vulnerability assessment is a must recommended process.