Vulnerabilities: Threats on the Rise
Infosekure Vulnerability Assessments and Remediation
Detect & Correct System Vulnerabilities with Help from the Experts
A vulnerability assessment informs organizations on the weaknesses present in their environment and provides direction on how to reduce the risk those weaknesses cause. The vulnerability assessment process helps to reduce the chances an attacker is able to breach an organization’s IT systems – yielding a better understanding of assets, their vulnerabilities, and the overall risk to an organization.
The Benefits of a Vulnerability Assessment
One way to secure IT assets, maintain an awareness of the vulnerabilities in an environment and respond quickly to mitigate potential threats is through regular vulnerability assessment (VA). A VA is a process to identify and quantify the security vulnerabilities in an organization’s environment. A comprehensive vulnerability assessment program provides organizations with the knowledge, awareness, and risk background necessary to understand threats to their environment and react accordingly.
Security Assessment & Consulting
With both network and web application components, CIS’ vulnerability assessment services can identify critical system weaknesses in your organization. Each assessment includes:
- manual analysis
- verification of vulnerabilities discovered
- prioritized remediation steps
- customized reporting
- remediation support
Vulnerability assessments can be scheduled a monthly, quarterly, or yearly basis. Payment Card Industry (PCI) compliance scanning also available.
Infosekure cyber security offers a variety of consulting services to help your organization start secure and stay secure.
- infrastructure architecture review
- internal systems assessment
- social engineering (phishing) exercises
- external network penetration testing
- web application penetration testing
Each of these consulting services can be customized to meet your organization’s cybersecurity needs. Pricing based on statement of work and scope of consulting engagement.
How vulnerability assessments help companies
The best way to take this first step in improving your IT security is to find a partner who can guide you through the process and the steps that – ideally – will follow.
Vulnerability assessments often follow 5 steps:
Determine the hardware and software assets in an environment
Determine the quantifiable value (criticality) of these assets
Identify the security vulnerabilities impacting the assets
Determine a quantifiable threat or risk score for each vulnerability
Mitigate the highest risk vulnerabilities from the most valuable assets
The two key elements to reducing security risk are to understand the vulnerabilities present in the environment and responding accordingly.
What do we do after a vulnerability assessment?
Your VA reports like your measurements in a physical often need the interpretation and insight of a security veteran. This is why it’s crucial to work with an expert to determine which vulnerabilities require a simple patch and which demand more in-depth remediation. In many respects, it’s like getting an MRI scan of all your systems. Are they healthy or not? And which treatments will be most effective in bringing your customer databases, servers and other IT assets back to good health?
Answering those questions will lead you into the next steps in the process – penetration testing, vulnerability management and overall risk management prior to setting goals for your next VA.