Vulnerability Assessment – Know Your Weaknesses

Relax, we’ll not be talking about personal and psychological vulnerabilities here. Instead, let’s talk about IT and it’s inherent vulnerabilities and their assessment.

 

IT Vulnerability assessment, also known as vulnerability analysis, is a conscious action aiming to define, identify, and classify the security vulnerabilities in a computer, network, or an entire communications infrastructure. Furthermore, the vulnerability assessment can be used forecast the effectiveness of proposed countermeasures and evaluate their actual effectiveness after they are put into use.

WHY IS VULNERABILITY ASSESSMENT NECESSARY?

Vulnerability assessment is usually the first step taken in the direction of strengthening an organization’s Information Security. Inasmuch, as it provides a picture of open doors or holes in the security landscape, the vulnerability assessment can be a starting point in rationalizing one’s security strategy, policies, etc. Ultimately, data collected and rationalized fuels the entire Risk Management process. Continue reading “Vulnerability Assessment – Know Your Weaknesses”