Performing a vulnerability assessment provides an immediate cyber security health check of your network, IT system and website and highlight any areas that may be exposed to a cyber breach. It provides cyber security stakeholders within the organisation a prioritised list of items that require fixing in order to eliminate security risks and improve its cyber security posture.
A vulnerability assessment works by scanning and probing the target system for thousands of known security vulnerabilities. The assessment is performed in a controlled manner using fully automated and licenced industry leading vulnerability assessment tools. During the assessment if vulnerabilities are found the target system it is not attacked but only identified and reported. Once the test is complete the results are analysed and a detailed report is produced containing any remediation actions required.