What is vulnerability scanning?

A vulnerability scanning is a scan that is designed to look for areas of exploitation on a computer, network or application to identify security holes. The scan looks for, and classifies, system weaknesses in computers, networks and communications equipment and predicts the effectiveness of countermeasures.

A vulnerability scan allows you to identify the risks of your computer systems and allow you to easily detect which areas have vulnerabilities associated. These may be made up of unpatched software, security misconfigurations, default credentials and more. Through the use of a scan, you are ensuring that the risk of compromise is reduced.

Benefits of a vulnerability scanning

Check for known vulnerabilities and provide exploit capabilities to demonstrate their impact and reduce false positives
Tests for all the critical vulnerabilities in the OWASP Top 10 including SQL Injection and XSS
You have the ability to run the test as many times as you want through your contract term

Why should I have a scan as a managed service?

Having regular vulnerability scanning as part of a managed security service across your infrastructure and/or web applications is good practice, this is to ensure that you are helping to protect your business and reputation against external threats. A managed vulnerability scan service allows InfoSec Governance to perform a monthly scan and report upon the findings in an easy to understand report. Allowing another company to manage and run scans for a small monthly fee saves you money and resources by not having to employ additional staff or tie staff up in other activities.

Every month you will receive a scan across the devices which have been agreed upon, then once complete a findings report, which has been checked manually will be provided detailing any findings, and where appropriate remediation advice to resolve the issues. Not only do you have a scan and report, but you will also have access to an experienced consultant who can help you understand what needs to be resolved.


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