With cyber-attacks and data breaches on the rise, cybersecurity has become the focal point of concern for businesses. Vulnerability scanners are a key component of cyber security strategies, and organizations must understand the fundamentals of vulnerability scanning.
What is vulnerability scanning?
Vulnerability scanners identify and report vulnerabilities that are affecting or may affect your systems. Vulnerability scanners essentially identify security holes in your system that hackers could use to exploit and harm your organization. Knowing how to efficiently operate scan tools and act on the information they provide you with is imperative in protecting your business.
Vulnerability scanners can check your systems for a variety of security gaps , including but not limited to:
- Vulnerable Software
- Web Application Vulnerabilities
- Common Mistakes and Misconfigurations
- Encryption Weakness
- Information Leaks
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Success in vulnerability scanning can be a daunting task. However, it is a necessary step in identifying potential issues that may pose a threat to your business. Once your business runs a successful vulnerability scan, Vulcan can integrate with these scanners to assess risk across all attack surfaces. After identifying the threats facing your business, Vulcan helps organize the assets and vulnerabilities, prioritize risks, and orchestrates the remediation process to get fix done.