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The focus of cyber vulnerability assessment is to alert companies about the flaws and their location in the application code. An application security (AppSec) team identifies and diagnoses the vulnerabilities, plans the tests, and analyses the results.
Application vulnerability assessment is a regular task that involves periodic testing and isolating those that deserve immediate attention. This also includes network vulnerability assessment. During the development of an application, the team generally uses automated vulnerability management tools and/or manual tests at different stages of the software development life cycle.
The Static Application Security Testing (SAST) analyses the code line by line, taking a signature-based approach. Developers find and fix the problem before moving forward with the development. However, as organisations adopt Agile and DevOps approaches, halting the development cycle may not be feasible.
Security vulnerability testing services use Dynamic Application Security Testing (DAST) to compare the vulnerabilities with known application attacks, check for responses, and measure the risk without stopping the application development.
Vulnerability scans are processes that check IT systems for weaknesses. The vulnerability scanner transmits data to the system to be tested via a network connection. The responses it receives are evaluated using a vulnerability database and checked for weaknesses. Unlike risk-based processes such as penetration testing, vulnerability scans focus on comprehensive testing.The procedure is based on scans executed by our security consultants using a special software.
As the IT industry continues its rapid pace of development, companies find themselves in need of advanced security measures. Cyberattacks on IT systems are becoming increasingly specific – and increasingly automated.
Through a vulnerability testing services scan you can:
We offer assessments of pre-defined IT systems for existing vulnerabilities in the form of our TÜV SÜD Vulnerability Scan.
A vulnerability scan can be performed via the Internet in simulation of an external cyberattacker – but also via your company’s in-house network. We design our vulnerability scan in line with your needs.
Once the scope of the scan has been defined and your order has been placed, our IT security experts start the scan. The scan tests for approximately 30,000 known vulnerabilities. Our experts monitor the entire process of the scan.
When the vulnerability scan is complete, we document the results in a detailed report. Depending on the system tested, the report includes a list of the vulnerabilities detected, their classification as potential hazards, and recommendations on how to stop these security gaps.
1. Defining the scope of testing – This includes identifying the hidden sources of data and critical data assets, IT infrastructure, digital assets, and devices.
2. Prioritising the assets to test – This may include internet-facing servers, customer-facing applications, and databases with sensitive information.
3. Scanning for vulnerabilities – Automated scanners send specific probes to identify the vulnerabilities.
4. Analysis and treatment – Assess the severity and exposure of the vulnerabilities and fix the loopholes to secure the application and systems.
There are five types of vulnerability assessments:
1. Network vulnerability assessment
2. Host vulnerability assessment
3. Wireless vulnerability assessment
4. Database vulnerability assessment
5. Application vulnerability assessment
The average cost of vulnerability assessment is between $2,000 and $2,500, depending on the number of applications, servers, and IPs.
Vulnerability Assessment (VA) finds known loopholes in the system and reports potential risks due to this exposure. Penetration Tests (PT) tell the degree to which a malicious attacker can gain access to the assets.
Penetration testing is often performed with vulnerability assessments as it is the next step in identifying the high-priority and high-risk vulnerabilities.
A vulnerability scan can take between 20 minutes to an hour, depending on the number of IPs and assets to be checked.