What is a vulnerability assessment?
A vulnerability assessment is a process in which we evaluate, locate and identify potentially dangerous risks to your system/website, such as deadly viruses, back doors and more risks to your system. More than two million new malicious websites are detected each month and 100,000 new malware are screened every day. The benefit of the vulnerability assessment is to protect your business and client information, reputation and your legal responsibilities as a website owner. (Yes! By law you are responsible to provide your viewers with a safe site to surf on). These assessments usually are performed every 3-6 months, depending on the level of security required.
How does a weakness occur?
Your system/website may already have unknown security holes and files infected, including in your default settings and passwords. Common errors occur also as a result of misconfigurations by your system administrators or the developers who created your website/application. Developers and system administrators can be amazing at what they do, but will not understand basic security concepts. Security is a different field which only specialists can advise and inspect. The most dangerous security risks can be found in online forms, account based sites, system accounts and passwords. Wherever you are on the internet, there’s often a security hole lurking around the digital corner. All hackers need is an opportunity to compromise your security, by targeting mainly confidentiality, integrity and availability of information through these weak points. Any changes in behaviour or potential risks that occur will be notified to you in these detailed vulnerability assessment reports, with immediate proactive recommendations.
Why use manual testing vs. tool testing?
It’s clear that even if we invest in the latest automated tool testing technology, we can’t rely on its security features alone to hinder all viruses, Trojans, back doors and hacking threats. It seems that for every step forward we take with new technology, hackers are already several steps ahead. A security expert needs to collect this information and make use of it (same as hackers do). A skilled IT Security professional is the only way to ensure that the latest up to date measures are being monitored, identified and action is being enforced to protect you and your clients.
For a more detailed report see http://pages.cs.wisc.edu/~kupsch/va/ManVsAutoVulnAssessment.pdf
What we can offer you.
We will customize a detailed vulnerability assessment for your website and system security. These assessments can be done every few months depending on the security level of your organization. Each personal report will immediately provide you with an inside look at what dangerous risks are currently prevalent and show you potential harmful threats and risk level. We will discuss and offer you solid active solutions and recommendations to ensure your business is safe, secure and protected in all ways. Let us stop the hackers before they stop you.
For more information and a free estimate please contact us today.
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