Vulnerability Assessment

vulnerability-assessmentFrom people to process to practice, CyberSec evaluates at every possible optionusing advanced vulnerability assessment tools and best practices. Risk Management identifies what’s needed in overall threat prevention. This includes Asset Protection, Legal Liability considerations, and overall Threat Prevention best practice methodologies.

CyberSec provides this along with a comprehensive Impact metrics to help ensure the most important and most manageable security issues are addressed.

Our assessment practices include:

  • Identifying and mitigating existing exposures
  • People, Process, Practice Analysis
  • Critical Security Control Survey
  • Both Selective and Global Vulnerability RiskScoring
  • Risk and Threat Assessment Dashboard Report

Vulnerability Assessment: Definition

What is a Vulnerability Assessment? A Vulnerability Assessment is the determination of weaknesses while also ranking impact severity in a computer system. A support team can take this information and implement mitigation needed to resolve issues, and also improve upon them.

CyberSec is one of the most experienced, real-world “Black Hat” subject matter experts in the industry today which can provide an all-encompassing, high-quality Security Vulnerability Assessment and Threat Mitigation findings report, which your organization can rely on.

Assessment Services include:
  • Asset Catalog (Assets in-scope)
  • Server & Workstation Scanning
  • Password Policy Hardening
  • Sensitive Information Assessment
  • Database Security Analysis
  • VoIP Security Analysis
  • Wireless Security Analysis
  • Facilities Security Assessment
  • Workstation Security Scanning
  • SIEM Repository Review
  • Intranet/Internet Hardening
  • File Security Service
  • Data Security Reporting
  • Encryption Testing
  • Website Assessment
  • Security Awareness Education

Vulnerability Assessment: Approach

Implementing a Vulnerability Assessment can be a monumental and time-consuming task. How a Security expert approaches a Vulnerability Assessmenteffectively, is thekey to a successful evaluation.

Our techniques and approaches include:

Support Team Survey – Evaluation (In-scope systems)

Meet with support teams to identify and document all security systems and practices in scope for the company’s vulnerability assessment review.

Onsite or remote visits are required to safeguard good communication and scheduled activities.

Vulnerability Scanning

From workstation to server to router to network perimeter, Penetration, (“Pen”), testing, provides a thorough and comprehensive vulnerability scanning exercise.

Enumeration crawling will ensure TCP/IP ranges, network segments, host names, ports, host address allocations, protocols, patches, and network device operating system updates are all current and up to date.

Vulnerabilities – Industry current

Our experts presentthe data findings and compare them to the latest baselines for you. We also help inspect for known items-of-concern identified in the industry, today, and compare them with these findings. Our team of experts then provide a high-level dashboard report. Thisincludes the latest recommendations to mitigate the assets found insecure.

Vulnerabilities – Integrations

Many different types of breach potentials cannot be patched or updated. These types mostly come from system integrations interacting uniquely with a company’s network or server components. This may require unique, administrative or customized solutions that the business would need to put into place and periodically monitor to ensure its reliability. We work with customers closely to give them the best recommendation, possible, for integration architecture.

Vulnerabilities – Process & Procedures

Process management weaknesses are procedures not being managed correctly. An example could be a system administrator is required to remove an inactive user account after 90 days. However, the vulnerability lists show the user account is still there. Vulnerability Assessments for existing procedures is very important to audit and validate on a regular basis.

Vulnerabilities – Facilities Access

Facility permission weaknesses identify lapses in building security. An example could be incorrect authorization, (like an accountant), having access to the operations area. A datacenter normally will have approved personnel access, only. Another example could be a critical, secure areathat should require a video camera. Also a restricted office area needing those same safeguards.

Why does a company need a Vulnerability Assessment expert?

To safeguard your organization’s environment is as secure as your teams can make it. Also, to have all the audit artifacts and updated documentation available for internal or external audit presentation. But most importantly, to have both an impartial credibility along with a seasoned veteran expert who can provide the best possible security evaluation and mitigation plan available, without crushing the support budget. Having a strong Vulnerability Assessment helps to quantify the cost and brings mitigation benefitsto help justify business approvals.

The average business uses business applications from the dozens, and some ranging in the hundreds. Each of these applications has a level of complexity that requires validation to stay secure.

CyberSec provides these time-honored services with a history of experience and proven reliability by providing outstanding Vulnerability evaluation with robustassessments.