What are Types of Security Assessment?

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What are Types of Security Assessment?

Managed Service Providers (MSPs) like Net Friends offer a suite of security assessments, each designed to uncover and address different facets of cybersecurity vulnerabilities.

Risk Assessment:

  • Purpose: To identify, estimate, and prioritize risks to organizational operations and assets resulting from the operation of information systems.
  • Process: Involves a comprehensive evaluation of your business environment, identifying potential threats and vulnerabilities.
  • Outcome: Provides a roadmap for risk management by highlighting potential areas of concern and recommending measures to mitigate these risks.

Vulnerability Scans:

  • Purpose: To detect and classify system weaknesses in computers, networks, and communications equipment and predict the effectiveness of countermeasures.
  • Process: Uses automated tools to scan for known vulnerabilities, such as outdated software, missing patches, or misconfigurations.
  • Outcome: Generates a list of vulnerabilities that need to be addressed, helping businesses stay ahead of potential exploits.

Penetration Tests (Pen Tests):

  • Purpose: To simulate a cyberattack on your computer system to check for exploitable vulnerabilities.
  • Process: Involves ethical hackers trying to breach your systems using a variety of tools and techniques, mimicking the actions of potential attackers.
  • Outcome: Reveals real-world weaknesses and provides detailed insights on how an attacker could potentially gain unauthorized access to your assets.

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