Vulnerability Assessment: Risk Management

From people to process to practice, CyberSec evaluates security at every possible angle with using advanced vulnerability assessment tools and best practices. Risk Management identifies what’s needed in overall security threat prevention. This includes Asset Protection, Legal Liability considerations, and overall Threat Prevention best practice methodologies. CyberSec provides this along with a comprehensive Impact Analysis report to help ensure the most important and most manageable security issues are addressed.

System risk mitigation practices include:
  • Identifying and mitigating existing security exposures
  • People, Process, Practice Security Analysis
  • Critical Security Control Survey
  • Both Selective and Global Vulnerability Risk Mitigation
  • Risk and Threat Assessment Dashboard Report

Vulnerability Assessment: Definition

What is a Vulnerability Assessment?A Vulnerability Assessment is the determination of security weaknesses while also ranking security impact in a computer or process management system.A support team can take this information and implement the risk mitigation needed to resolve security 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 Review
  • Server & Workstation Scanning
  • Password Policy Review
  • Sensitive Data Assessment
  • Database Security Analysis
  • VoIP Security Analysis
  • Wireless Security Analysis
  • Facilities Security Assessment
  • Workstation Security Scanning
  • SIEM Repository Review
  • Intranet/Internet Review
  • File Security Service
  • Data Security Analysis
  • Encryption Testing
  • Website Risk Assessment
  • Security Awareness Review

Vulnerability Assessment: Approach

Taking on a Vulnerability Assessment can be a monumental and time-consuming task. How a Security expert approaches a Vulnerability Assessment analysis,effectively, is key to a successful evaluation.

CyberSec VA-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 ensure 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 scanning 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
    • CyberSec takes the data findings and compares them to the latest security baselines. CyberSec also reviews the known vulnerability risks identified currently in the industry, today, and compares them with these findings. CyberSec then provides a high-level dashboard report. This report includes the latest security recommendations to mitigate the assets or processes found to be at risk.
  • Vulnerabilities – Integrations
    • Many different types of vulnerabilities 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 which the business would need to put into place and periodically monitor to ensure its reliability. CyberSec works with customers closely to give them the best recommendation, possible, to mitigate these types of risks.
  • Vulnerabilities – Process & Procedures
    • Process management vulnerabilities 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 review shows the user account is still there. Vulnerability Assessment reviews for existing security process and procedures is very important to audit and validate on a regular basis.
  • Vulnerabilities – Facilities Access
    • Facility Accessvulnerabilities are identified security lapse in building security. An example could be incorrect access, (like an accountant), having access to the data center. A data center normally will have approved support personnel, only. Another example could be a critical, secure area which should require a security camera. Also a restricted office area which should require security card access, only.

Why does a company need a Vulnerability Assessment expert?

To ensure your organization’s environment is as secure as your support teams can make it. Also, to have all the audit artifacts and updated documentation available for internal or external audit reviews. 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 cost with risk mitigation benefit for management to justify.

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

CyberSec provides these time-honored services with a history of experience and proven reliability by providing outstanding Security Vulnerability evaluation review and solid information security risk assessment.