The process of discovering vulnerabilities &
design flaws that will open an operating
system & its application to attack or misuse
WHAT IS VA
The existence of weakness, design, or implementation error that can lead to an unexpected & undesirable event compromising the security of the system. It is a loophole, limitation, or weakness that becomes a source for an attacker to enter into the system by bypassing various user authentications.
Vulnerabilities are classified based on severity level (low, medium, or high) and exploit range (local or remote).
Vulnerability scanning identifies vulnerabilities & weaknesses of a system & network to determine the exploitation of the network of systems. Comparable to other security tests such as open port scanning & sniffing, the vulnerability analysis also assist you in securing your network by circumscribing the loopholes or vulnerabilities in your current security mechanism. The same concept can also be used by attackers to find the weak points of the target network. Once they find any weak points, they can exploit them & get into the target network. Ethical hackers build upon this concept to determine the security weaknesses of their target businesses & remediate them before the malicious hackers attain & exploit them.
Vulnerability Analysis can uncover the vulnerabilities in:
Network topology & OS vulnerabilities
Open ports & running services
Application & service configuration errors
Application & services vulnerabilities
Network & Application vulnerability scanning apps are the devices that assist you in identifying the vulnerabilities in the target organisation or network sources.
It aids in vulnerability assessment & network auditing. We can find vulnerabilities in networks, wired or wireless, operating systems, security configuration, server tuning, open ports, applications, so on & so forth.
To a cyber criminal, vulnerabilities or security gaps on a network are mysterious, high-value assets. The scapegoated vulnerabilities are exploited whenever it is exposed, which may happen in unapproved entry into a system, can disclose classified data, accelerate for hijacked identities, trigger theft of trade secrets, infringe privacy prerequisites of laws & regulations, or deaden company transactions.
New vulnerabilities appear every day due to flaws in software, faulty configuration of applications & IT gear, & dare we say it? Moreover, regular old human error. Whatever their origin, vulnerabilities do not go away by themselves. Their detection, removal & control require vulnerability management. It is the regulated, continuous use of functional security tools & workflow that actively help to defeat exploitable risks.
Vulnerabilities have irked operating systems & software applications from the earliest days of computing. They used to be rare, however now we come across about high attacks almost every minute around the world. Extensive connectivity provided by the Internet gives a global pathway paving the way for hackers & cyber criminals, easy access to anyone’s network. Whenever the network is missing the security patches, then it is vulnerable to a multitude of exploits. Any organisation is susceptible if vulnerabilities are not discovered & remediated. Endless public revelations in the news of information breaches exhibit the unlawful exposure
To subdue, the vulnerability Management demands resolute brilliance to identify, position, prioritise for the company, & fortify probability of the exposure. We advise to observe vulnerabilities in real-time & acclimates to the brand-new threats with new data, assuring that can perpetually perform instantaneously.
Most vulnerability analysis score risk using a High/Medium/Low scale or the CVSS scale. However, when you have more than 10,000 high priority vulnerabilities, then actionable intelligence becomes essential. Remediation shines upon our industry experience; we help you prioritise it. We consider vulnerability age, the exploits available & malware kits, payloads so on & so forth. Fixing ten things where attackers will focus on that point in time ensures a win-win situation both for IT security and as well as Chief Information Security Officer (CISO).
Point solutions are a thing of the history – a useful security program is an ever-changing ecosystem of information & products working seamlessly concurrently to get brisker & enhance each other’s RoSI. We even help you merge vulnerability & exploitability context with advanced user behaviour analytics & intruder detection & prevention. Our Vulnerability management team ensures that is the foundational source of brilliance to the entire information security architecture.
Prioritisation is one of the key elements in the remediation reports contain that reduce the most risk, as well as the well-defined methodology on exactly whatever needs to be acted upon with high priority.
Passive scanning is overwhelmed with false positives. We can even help deploy a real-live monitoring for the ever-changing IT environment. Our expertise comes into play when we identify the false positives & false negatives. Although authenticated vulnerability scanning comes to the rescue for vulnerability validation; Penetration Testing becomes imperative for mission-critical businesses.
The goal of any security outcome is to fire up the defences in the event of a real attack, With Penetration Testing, validating the vulnerabilities & closing the security gaps becomes much easier.
Criminals will never stop creating exploits to take authority of the weaknesses.
Never. So as long as exploits exit (again, forever), it is a non-negotiable truth that you need a method in place to continuously detect and patch the vulnerabilities. That process is known as vulnerability management. Moreover, no, it need not be as sad as pushing a rock up a hill just to watch it roll back down.
Vulnerability management helps identify the gaps are beneficial during an attack & how to seal them before a breach happens. However, it is more than launching scans & finding vulnerabilities; it requires to create processes around active remediation to ensure the most critical items. What you do with the information you reveal is more valuable than only discovering vulnerabilities?
Vulnerability management that works for you
If your vulnerability management is all spreadsheets or Excel sheets & scanning interfaces, you are doing it incorrectly. A great vulnerability management program should make it easy to automate scans & get the right information to the right people, whether that is a Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) or a network administrator. As the security program grows, it should be quickly feeding the vulnerability data into other tools, increasing their intelligence & giving them a map of the vulnerability exposures.
OMVAPT’s Vulnerability Management solution, allow prioritising vulnerabilities by the likelihood of use by an attacker, ensuring to fix the most dangerous issues first. It can efficiently automate the whole vulnerability management process from scanning to report sharing and set up active asset groups with granular filters to ensure that the team members get only the information relevant to them. Using live assessment & dynamic dashboards to get a constant scoreboard for how the program is working. Finally, something that integrates with more best of class technologies than anyone else in the scope, helping create a smarter & more valuable security program.
“44% of breaches are due to known vulnerabilities that are two to four years old.”
HP Cyber Risk Report
Most organisations use conventional vulnerability scanning to reveal vulnerabilities in the system. However, this strategy is often a flop – too much data is a predicament. IT security teams are overflowing in data, producing the nefarious “500-page report” with a mind-numbing table of vulnerabilities and no business context, risk prioritisation, or actionable quick fixes.
Once the results are prioritised, automating the examination of the weaknesses will allow remediation aims on severe risks and not spend time and resources trailing low-risk assets.
A Holistic view of Defense-in-Depth:
Most attacks today incorporate multiple actions, intersecting complex vectors (Network, Web, Mobile, Wireless, Endpoint). A silo view of any of these effects could emerge naive– causing a potential severe overlooking.
There are two methods:
1. Information Asset Categorization and Prioritisation:
A strategy that ascertains whether the vulnerability is threatening a critical system and the results after the exploitation.
2. Attack Path Analysis: A plan that presents the critics can chain vulnerabilities transversely attack vectors to move within your environment.
Types of Vulnerability Assessment
1. Unauthenticated Scanning
As the name implies, perform vulnerability scanning without the credentials. This vulnerability scanning will give the reports from the intruder’s perspective. There might be many false-positives. It is one of the easiest & most commonly used. It happens within hours (of course, depending on the number of network devices, servers you are performing VA).
2. Authenticated Scanning
Perform Vulnerability Scanning by authenticating the network with passwords or credentials. It is one of the best techniques to validate the vulnerabilities in the entire IT infrastructure. It also gives a very detailed, drilled-down reports to debate with the IT teams. It is also beneficial in mitigating the false-positives. It is time-consuming.
It is better to perform both unauthenticated & authenticated scanning periodically.
We perform vulnerability assessment for the following
1. Database Vulnerability Analysis such as SQL, MongoDB, DB2, Oracle, BIG Data, Postgre SQL, so on & so forth.
2. Network Devices such as Routers, Switches, Software Defined Networking (SDNs).
3. Web Applications such as Apache, IIS, NGINX, PHP, Perl, Java, .NET so on & so forth. Dynamic Application Security Testing (DAST).
4. The Mobile appsec such as Apple’s iOS, Microsoft Windows Mobiles, Google’s Android.
5. Server Vulnerability Analysis such as Windows Servers, Linux Servers & Apple Mac servers.
We provide the remediation reports that demands your needs.
HP Cyber Risk Report