Infrastructure Vulnerability Assessment
Having an Internet connection has become an implied requirement for doing business. Organizations use the Internet to connect to the world, exchanging messages and accessing information, as well as providing the world access to their information and business tools. As organizations have embraced leveraging the Internet to further their business goals, attackers have taken advantage of this increased accessibility, exploiting system vulnerabilities and compromising sensitive information. Many network breaches are due to weak configurations and inadequate security controls. Many public attacks are possible due to misconfigured systems or vulnerabilities due to a lack of patching or controls.
Many organizations address this risk by performing comprehensive penetration testing on a periodic basis, primarily annually. Yet new vulnerabilities are discovered every day, and configurations are changed to provide additional access or support new services on an ongoing basis, all of which can introduce vulnerabilities into an organization's Internet facing infrastructure. As organizations change their infrastructure and implement new technologies and products into their environment, the chances of introducing vulnerabilities increases, which may go undiscovered for many months, giving attackers ample time to exploit them.
Secure Ideas addresses this challenge with the MySecurityScanner Infrastructure Vulnerability Assessment, which provides organizations with small-scale network vulnerability assessments that are non-invasive and affordable. Customers can schedule assessments on a weekly, monthly, quarterly, or as needed basis, providing a level of continuous testing that aligns with the frequency of changes made to their network infrastructure. This service also aids organizations that manage debit/credit card information to comply with section 11.2 of the Payment Card Industry-Data Security Standards 2.0 (PCI-DSS), which requires testing network security after upgrade or changes are implemented. Regularly assessing network infrastructure security should be included in every organization's portfolio of controls, allowing organizations to identify and resolve vulnerabilities in a timely fashion, reducing the window of opportunity for attackers to discover and exploit them.
While the MySecurityScanner Infrastructure Vulnerability Assessment is primarily an automated test, Secure Ideas performs a manual review of each assessment, by a trained and experienced consultant, to identify false positives and assess the risk and potential impact to the organization. The reproducibility of the assessment allows organizations to evaluate their security based on each subsequent test, identifying trends that may indicate the effectiveness of implemented controls.
Please contact us to setup an appointment with one of our experienced security consultants to discuss how Secure Ideas can best assist your organization.
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