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Vulnerability assessment & automated security scanning.

Security of any infrastructure is core to the performance of an IT system. It is important that the company gets ready for any possible threat, whether real one or played out. Testing the system from time to time is one way to ascertain if the system is secure.

Vulnerability assessment is one of the common ‘IT audits’ that are made in an attempt to discover any issues with the security applications in a system. Unlike the penetration test, vulnerability assessment recovers as much evidence as it can be found to prove the availability of vulnerability. The penetration test attempts an exploitation of the security elements to determine the robustness of the security infrastructure.

Types of vulnerability testing:
There are two common types of vulnerability testing namely manual vulnerability testing and automated vulnerability testing.
Manual vulnerability assessments are similar to penetration testing only that no exploitation is done.
Software does the automatic vulnerability assessment, and this too does not involve exploitation. The manual method is preferred to the automatic one as it has fewer positives.

Why do you perform vulnerability testing?
Vulnerability testing is a good point to start when auditing a security system especially if the organization had never had a penetration test.

Here are some of the advantages :
• It is cheaper than the manual penetration test
Vulnerability testing is all about looking for trails of evidence to show vulnerabilities in the network. Therefore, it is not expensive as the penetration test, which takes a lot of resources to execute competently.
• You get your results fast
Unlike penetration testing, you get faster results and can make the necessary changes to the system before the actual threat happens to you.
• It is something that can regularly be performed
Organizations can run vulnerability assessment both on the internal and external environments from time to time to ascertain the status of their security system. It is an effective way of determining if new breaches are possible on the system.
• There is reduced risk when compared to penetration testing
Penetration testing puts your company at a risk of compromising some of the elements of the system as you intentionally manipulate them. Vulnerability assessment does not touch your security tools. Therefore, you do not create loopholes in the name of testing.

A number of compliance standards require an external vulnerability assessment. Standards such as Cyber Security Essentials dictate that you look for vulnerabilities through this program before the system is certified.

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