Vulnerability assessments are the security tests that aim to determine how safe your network is.
It checks if your network is susceptible to attack.
The most effective way to do it is by using a combination of manual techniques and automated vulnerability assessment software.
If you don’t know where you are, a map wont help.
These assessments allow organizations to figure out exactly where they stand from a cyber security perspective.
Not only critical information on tactical vulnerabilities, that would allow an attacker access to your most sensitive information, vulnerability assessments also help to strategically identify non-technical opportunities to enhance your information security posture.
Yes, vulnerability assessments is more than just external systems.
When we talk about cyber security, it is important to take all of the organizationâ€™s technology and personnel into account.
These include internal and external hosts, network devices, commercial off-the-shelf applications, third party applications, vendors, telephones, applications, and even security devices, and the cleaning crew.
Firewalls are more like a “lock on the gate of our home”.
Remember though, a home has windows.
Without proper cyber security, it’s the same as leaving all of the windows open.
It is crucial to assets in place, although you have a firewall.
Although there is a possibility of these things to happening, we usually try our best to let your network run as normal as possible, while we are doing the assessment.
Yes, of course your IT staff are able to do these assessments.
However, it depends on the certifications, skills, and focus of your staff. The most common pitfall found is that the IT staff are too “complacent, and not outsiders” such that they are bound to overlook their own errors.
Thus, it is better to let UFI as an impartial, “third party” do the vulnerability assessment.