A vulnerability assessment is used to measure a system’s risk posture founded on the system’s IT exposure. The risk is defined as a function of threats, vulnerabilities, plus asset value. An instance of a threat is a disgruntled worker attempting to gain illegal access to the system. An example of vulnerability is a system that does not need authentication for system access through the Internet. Assets with a high value might be defined as systems with delicate information, for example, social security numbers.
The main steps in conduct a vulnerability assessment Singapore are collecting the necessities, defining the scope, recognizing roles and responsibilities, developing the test plan, performing the testing, and documenting the outcome.
The first step is collecting the requirements. A Statement of Work is a contract between the two parties that describes the work involved, the scope of work, the parties involved, plus the time and dates of implementation.
Defining the scope is the next phase. The customer will deliver a systems inventory plus locations of sites that would be tested during the vulnerability assessment. In addition, the client will clarify which system mechanism would be tested?
Executing the testing comprises setting up at the testing sites, plugging into the network, plus executing the vulnerability scans. The vulnerability scans could produce hundreds of pages of data.
Documenting the outcome is the last stage. The vulnerability report that was created by the vulnerability assessment tool is reviewed by the evaluation team for false positives. This stage is done with the system administrators who aid the vulnerability assessment Singapore team gather the essential information for recognizing false positives.