Network Vulnerability scanning is the process of evaluating your existing technology systems including servers, workstations, firewalls, and other network connected equipment for technical weaknesses that could contribute to misuse or a successful cyber-attack against a critical system. Vulnerabilities can result from unpatched, unsupported, and misconfigured systems. Only through discovery and understanding of these vulnerabilities, can you take the necessary actions to remediate those vulnerabilities, and reduce the threat posed to valuable information assets.
Objectives of Network Vulnerability Assessments
1. Identify vulnerabilities within your information systems, networks, and applications.
2. Improve the overall security posture - Vulnerability scanning plays a critical role in Organization's ability to defend against security threats.
3. Support compliance. Vulnerability scanning can satisfy your organization's regulatory, commercial, and organizational compliance requirements.
4. Develop a remediation plan. Not all vulnerabilities should be treated the same. Some will need to be addressed immediately while others may be addressed later. The reporting in this project will give your organization an actionable roadmap for remediation.