Vulnerability Assessments use automated tools to identify known vulnerabilities and helps you to address the critical exposures attackers search for.
Almost every product deals with critical enterprise data or sensitive personal information such as credit card numbers, social security numbers etc. A huge defect in a system or application can provide this protected information to a hacker, which will lead to loss of financial matters, reputation and also disruption to business functions.
In large industries like finance, healthcare or the public sector, the main requirement is to ensure the safety of your product according to the standards and regulations, including ISO 27001, PCI DSS, HIPAA, CCHIT etc. It is essential to comply with these for all the participants.
When an organization is unaware of its vulnerabilities, the security issues might go neglected and can get exploited. Vulnerability assessments helps you to identify the critical exposures which are to be looked into and can then be used to strengthen your vulnerability management program. Unless you know what are the vulnerabilities, it is impossible to weaken them and generate a system baseline.
Whiz Security’s vulnerability assessment services are provided at reasonable costs with high quality. We can detect vulnerabilities and find weak points in the following components of the IT environment:
Network: The efficiency of the network segmentation, network access restriction, the ability to connect to the network remotely, firewall implementation is checked
Email services: The susceptibility to phishing attacks and spamming are evaluated.
Web applications: The susceptibility of a web app to different attacks following Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) Top 10 Application Security Risks are assessed.
Mobile applications: The security level of a mobile app following OWASP Top 10 Mobile Risks are evaluated.
Desktop applications: How data is stored in an app, how the data is transferred and whether any authentication is provided is checked.
Assessment Methods Applied
We use a combination of automated and manual approach to perform the vulnerability assessment process.
Our security team uses automated scanning tools based on the customer's requirements and financial capabilities. These scanners have databases, that contain known technical vulnerabilities and allow detecting your company’s susceptibility to them. The main benefit of an automated approach is that it saves times and makes sure it covers a number of security weaknesses possibly existing in a range of devices or hosts on the network.
Our security team also performs manual tuning of the scanning tools and manual validation of the scanning findings to remove false positives. This manual assessment once completed gives you the reliable results consisting only confirmed events.
Vulnerabilities Classification Techniques Applied
While performing vulnerability assessment, the detected security weaknesses are categorized into groups based on their type, severity level, etc. depending on the classifications below.
Web Application Security Consortium (WASC) Threat Classification.
Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) Testing Guide.
OWASP Top 10 Application Security Risks.
OWASP Top 10 Mobile Risks.
Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS).
Who Needs This?
Vulnerability assessments are beneficial for the organizations who wishes to identify exposures on internal or external systems. The result of the scans helps you to get an overall picture of the vulnerabilities present on your networks and assist in vulnerability risk management.
Vulnerability assessment helps to
identify security issues before they can be exploited;
improve productivity by avoiding application downtime;
protect the integrity and confidentiality of sensitive enterprise data;
ensure security in time for product release.
understand which cyber security risks require the most attention and receive actionable guidance to best mitigate them.