VULNERABILITY SCANNING SERVICES
Vulnerability scanning is vital for organisations trying to protect their IT systems and hardware, or uncover weaknesses before they are exploited.
Managed Vulnerability Scanning
Identify Your IT Security Weaknesses
Uncover weaknesses in networks, PCs, devices and communications equipment with vulnerability scanning. Scanning will highlight where there are security weaknesses and will classify the level of risk they pose.
Scanning can also help to assess how effective various countermeasures might be, helping ensure that the best, most cost-effective solutions are put in place.
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WHY IS VULNERABILITY SCANNING IMPORTANT?
Vulnerability scanning offers organisations an overview of the state of their IT security and how well they might fair if they were subject to an attack. This allows them to negate threats before they happen. Therefore by performing scans, organisations save money by preventing IT system damage, business disruption, or potential fines for data loss or theft.
Scanning can contribute towards a variety of organisational security standards, and is advised as part of compliance with ISO 27001. It is also a step towards safeguarding business data as part of GDPR.
Proof of regular scanning is also a sign that a company is actively engaged with its IT security. This attention to detail is something that new customers may look for in the general character of an organisation to ensure that its data will remain safe if it chooses to trade with that organisation. It can, therefore, help to win new business.
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OUR VULNERABILITY SCANNING Process
Our vulnerability scanning services follow an in-depth approach to capture and report on potential threats in your systems and processes:
We will consult with you to identify which systems, applications or devices require security testing. Before scanning, we will consider and adjust approach for particular weaknesses depending on the systems/devices you want to test, the nature of your business and the types of data you hold.
Our engineers complete testing using both a software-driven approach and our own testing methodology. This ensures that both technological risks and those resulting from human error are exposed.
Reporting & Debriefing
Once the scan is complete, we produce a report detailing security gaps and threats, with an explanation of their severity and risk profile. We also identify the solutions or steps required to neutralise those threats. Where possible, our consultants and engineers will demonstrate these vulnerabilities to you to highlight the potential risk to your organisation and help you to make procedural changes if required. We can also assist with any technology improvements or fixes should you wish.
Once a fix is deployed, we retest to ensure that vulnerabilities are neutralised.
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When To Conduct Vulnerability Scanning
It’s good practice to conduct vulnerability scans on a regular basis, ideally quarterly but at least annually. This ensures that your organisation remains proactive in identifying and addressing vulnerabilities before they can be exploited.
Organisations should also consider vulnerability scanning after the following events:
- Following significant changes or additions to network infrastructure: Scanning can ensure that new infrastructure is properly configured and integrated, and that deployment has not created security gaps.
- Before and after deployment of new applications or business systems: Fixing security issues before deploying a major new system is important. But so is checking that that system hasn’t created security issues of its own.
- Following a security incident: Scanning should follow any level of security incident to ensure any gaps have been fully eliminated.
- Following business mergers or acquisitions: Before merging systems with another organisation or acquisitions, check that its systems are as well protected as your own.
- When moving location or adding new offices: Particularly relevant to rented and managed office space, ensure your new location is free of IT security weaknesses.