An automated-led approach backed up by consultant knowledge and expertise to extract risks that are relevant to your business.
A vulnerability assessment is an attack surface reduction exercise, that identifies security risks using an automated approach. Typically, this is performed using automated tools such as vulnerability scanners.
Do I Need One?
Cyber attacks are increasingly more common in this day and age. If you utilise IT systems within your business, then security testing should be conducted regularly. Regular vulnerability assessments can provide assurance that you are taking the necessary precautions to protect your business. By regularly conducting vulnerability assessments, it allows you to keep abreast of any risks, along with the impact and likelihood of whether it would occur.
Is It Right For My Organisation?
If your organisation doesn't already conduct vulnerability scanning as policy or is struggling to get buy-in from stakeholders, a vulnerability assessment can be a good place to start your security efforts. A vulnerability assessment isn't as hands on as a penetration test, but it allows security administrators to get an insight into the state of patching for the systems they manage and assess the systems exposure to known vulnerabilities.
If your organisation already conducts vulnerability assessments in-house, an assessment by an independent third-party can provide valuable, non-biased, insights into any gaps or blind spots that may exist within a company's patching policy and procedures.
The fact that vulnerability assessments are automated and only require a consultants eye to confirm the presence of identified issues, also makes vulnerability assessments more cost-effective.
Let Us Help You
Adversify have experience conducting independent vulnerability assessments across a multitude of different systems and environments. Whatever the goals of your assessment, whether your organisation has no experience with vulnerability scanning or regularly conducts these exercises, Adversify can help.
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We are always more than happy to discuss any security testing requirements that you may have and will lend our expertise to ensure that we get your security test exactly right.
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