Identifying risks and vulnerabilities in complete networks, systems, hardware, applications, and other components of the IT ecosystem is referred to as vulnerability assessment. Security teams and other stakeholders can examine and prioritize risks for potential remediation in the right context using the data from vulnerability assessments.
In order to protect systems and data from unauthorized access and data breaches, vulnerability assessments are a crucial part of the vulnerability management and IT risk management lifecycles.
In an attempt to discover threats and weaknesses inside an organization's IT infrastructure that potentially cause vulnerabilities or risk exposures, vulnerability assessments often make use of tools like vulnerability scanners.
Security teams can detect and address security threats and risks by using a standardized, thorough, and understandable approach with the help of vulnerability assessments. This offers various advantages for a company:
• Threats and gaps in IT security are consistently and proactively identified.
• Remediation actions to close any gaps and protect sensitive systems and information
• Meet cybersecurity compliance and regulatory needs for areas like HIPAA, NIST, ISO Standards, and PCI DSS.
• Protect against data breaches and other unauthorized access
Vulnerability assessments can be carried out in several methods, EDCS Provides automated vulnerability scanning software for these assessments which can find potential security gaps in your networks, apps, containers, systems, data, hardware, and more, these technologies make use of databases of known vulnerabilities.
EDCS vulnerability assessment tool will comprehensively scan every aspect of your technology. Once the scans are completed, EDCS will provide a vulnerability report on all the issues discovered and suggest action plans.
EDCS vulnerability assessments and scans are performed regularly, on the client’s demands, or as a package service as well.
EDCS can perform scans like:
• Credentialed and non-credentialed scans
• External vulnerability scans
• Internal vulnerability scans
• Environmental scans
Offense is equally crucial to defending against cyber security attacks as is defense. You may evaluate the efficacy of your present cyber security measures, spot potential improvement areas, and keep up with new threats by simulating attacks on your systems. This is accomplished by penetration testing, a procedure in which a committed group of cyber security experts employs all available tools to identify vulnerabilities in systems, procedures, and individuals that could allow unwanted access.
At EDCS, we use a consistent approach to penetration testing that includes web applications, cloud infrastructure, internal and external networks, and social engineering. While we sit on the blue team side to monitor and assess the response, our cyber security specialists pretend to be the red team attempting the attacks.
Our penetration testing projects are created specifically for you and your environment's requirements. You will receive testing reports that list all the vulnerabilities that were discovered, their importance, potential consequences, and suggested remedies.
White box penetration testing, also known as crystal or oblique box pen testing, entails providing the tester with complete network and system details, including network maps and credentials. This contributes to time savings and lowers the overall engagement cost. A white box penetration test helps simulate a targeted attack using as many attack paths as feasible on a particular system.
In a black box penetration test, the tester receives absolutely no information. In this case, the pen tester mimics an unprivileged attacker's strategy from initial access and execution until exploitation. The most realistic scenario is this one since it shows how an opponent without inside information would target and compromise an organization. However, because of this, it is frequently the most expensive choice.
Only a small amount of information is disclosed to the tester during a grey box penetration test, sometimes called a transparent box test. This typically takes the form of login information. Grey box testing helps determine the degree of access and potential harm that a privileged person could have. In order to simulate an insider threat or an attack that has breached the network perimeter, grey box tests find a balance between depth and efficiency.