Network Vulnerability Assessment
What is a Network Vulnerability Assessment?
The Cyber Resilience Centre offers two types of Network Vulnerability Assessment; Remote and Internal.
A Remote Network Vulnerability Assessment remotely reviews how your business is connected to the internet like an attacker would—performing Reconnaissance, scanning and looking for potential weaknesses.
An Internal Network Vulnerability Assessment will require access to your internal network and systems. You are simulating someone who has gained access to the internet or an insider threat from an employee.
How does a Vulnerability Assessment work?
The Remote Network Vulnerability Assessment uses the same toolsets and skill sets that hackers use to map your organisation's internet connections.
This service also benefits from regional Police and National Cyber Security Centre intelligence to capture the latest known threats and techniques cybercriminals use.
The Internal Network Vulnerability Assessment will scan and review your internal networks and systems, looking for weaknesses such as poorly maintained or designed systems, out-of-date services, insecure access controls, or opportunities to access and steal sensitive data.
Both Vulnerability Assessments will be supported with reporting that describes, in plain language, what each weakness means to your business and the associated risks. Additionally, it will also contain plans and guidance on how to fix discovered flaws.
What are the benefits of undertaking a Network Vulnerability Assessment?
Conducting either an Internal or Remote Network Vulnerability Assessment will help you determine the effectiveness of any current security measures.
Whilst a Vulnerability Assessment is not explicitly required by the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation), it does require organisations that process personal data to ensure that they have implemented appropriate technical and organisational security measures, including identifying vulnerabilities.
A key part of either an Internal or Remote Network Vulnerability Assessment is identifying all “live” devices on your business network. This can be vital in maintaining an asset management registry and help streamline business processes.
Both Internal and Remote Network Vulnerability Assessments will help mitigate the risks of a cyber attack, which will come with a range of costs, including reputational damage and financial penalties.
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