Cybersecurity Audits | Vulnerability Testing

Just like other criminals, cybercriminals are “exploiters of opportunity.”  Having a security vulnerability assessment performed gives you visibility into the areas of your network which make it an easy target for hacking cybercriminals. It also assigns a level of severity to each vulnerability found, further defining its level of risk to your core network, end-points and confidential data. In a nutshell, it quickly and effectively provides the actionable intelligence needed to focus your limited resources on security issues with the highest organizational impact.

comprehensive security assessments

Implementing both internal and external vulnerability tests, ensures you get a more complete picture of your organization’s overall cyber risk. Most organizations tend to focus on threats that come from outside their network.  But internal network threats are equally as dangerous and usually harder to identify. 

  • internal testing determines what vulnerabilities exist for systems that are accessible to authorized network connections (or user login IDs) that reside within the network domain of your organization.
  • external testing helps identify vulnerabilities that are present for connections that have been established through your organization’s connection to the Internet.

the value of vulnerability testing

  • Identifies IT assets across your network environment and ranks them based on their criticality
  • Provides continuous assessment that keeps up with the newest vulnerabilities, and those which arise as a result of changes made within your network
  • Improves the speed/efficiency of remediating your highest-risk vulnerabilities
  • Supports compliance with regulations, such as PCI DSS, HIPPA and FISMA

an internal vulnerability assessment provides:

  • User Behavior Analysis
  • Password Strength Analysis
  • Share Permission Report by User
  • Login History by Computer
  • Login Failures by Computer
  • Outbound Security Detail Report (System and User Controls)
  • Major Applications Running (version and installation count)
  • Network Discovery for Non-Active Directory Devices
  • Share Permission Report by Server
  • System Event Log Analysis
  • Domain Controller ID & Analysis
  • SQL Server ID & Analysis
  • Web Server Discovery and ID
  • Mail Server Discovery and ID
  • Security Policies Analysis
  • Security Management Plan

an external (perimeter) vulnerability assessment provides:

Summary and detail information reporting on:

  • Vulnerabilities by severity level (critical, concerning, potential concern)
  • The overall number of network hosts detected at each severity level
  • The number of vulnerabilities detected in each class (web, email, password, login, DNS, etc.)
  • The number of vulnerabilities detected at each severity level for each subnet scanned
  • The most vulnerable hosts detected, and the number of vulnerabilities detected on them
  • The most common vulnerabilities detected, and number of occurrences
  • The most common services detected, and the number of hosts on which they were detected

gain a new level of visibility into your security. Because our assessments use a combination of vulnerability detection methodologies, you’ll know exactly where your network weaknesses are, and how your system would fare against various potential attacks.

get the most current exploit protection. Our assessment tools use security intelligence based on the latest posted vulnerabilities for any given OS or software type. This ensures your network assessment is always assessed based upon the most current industry information available.

better defend your network. Armed with the right information you can launch a fast and effective response to critical threat exposures.

manage resources more efficiently.  Knowing, with confidence, the extent to which your network is vulnerable allows you to focus your attention and limited IT resources where they’re needed most.

meet regulatory requirements. Performing regular monitoring and reporting is a must for achieving compliance within a regulatory framework. Assessments can help make adhering to these frameworks (and maintaining a secure network environment) a standard part of your business operations.

let’s get started

When it comes to cyber threats, the enemy is continually growing more sophisticated. The reality is, there’s no foolproof protection against cybercrime, and it’s just not possible to protect everything, all the time. This means you have to know where your risks really are, and focus resources on continually eliminating the biggest threats. By taking these actions, you can most effectively reduce your organization’s exposure to cybercrime and stay in regulatory compliance. Using our ongoing Security Vulnerability Assessment program is the first, key step in the process of reducing your risks.Contact us at 800.639.6757 for a no-obligation conversation about how to start leveraging the benefits of this program in your organization.