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Internal and network vulnerability analysis


vulnerability assessment is responsible for highlighting security weaknesses in computer systems, applications (web, mobile, etc.), and network infrastructures. It offers an organization a clearer understanding of its network environment and provides information on the security flaws in it. The primary goal of a network vulnerability assessment is to reduce the probability that cybercriminals will find the weaknesses in your network and exploit them, thus causing DDoS or stealing your sensitive data.

Network vulnerability assessment is carried out to superficially identify main problems due to which the organization would not be able, for example, to meet security standards (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) if it concerns the healthcare industry, Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) if it concerns banking and finance) and carry out their business operations.

In case no compliance is needed, a vulnerability assessment can be performed according to the Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) classification, which features a list of the most critical types of vulnerabilities.

  • The tasks of vulnerability assessment are the following:
  • Identification, quantification, and ranking of vulnerabilities found in network infrastructure, software and hardware systems, applications.
  • Explaining the consequences of a hypothetical scenario of the discovered security ‘holes’.
  • Developing a strategy to tackle the discovered threats.
  • Providing recommendations to improve a company’s security posture and help eliminate security risks.

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