Opticca Security provides you with a risk and vulnerability assessment that you need in order to get a complete overview of your security visibility and threat intelligence.
Critical properties that are characteristic of vulnerability, risk assessment and management include threats (generally uncontrollable), risks (can be weakened to decrease impact on businesses), and vulnerabilities (can be detected and alleviated).
Why Security assessment and risk management is indispensable to the long-term success of your business?
Although you may have deployed advanced antivirus software and remained current with patches, today’s savvy, resource-rich hackers can still easily exploit existing misconfigurations within your operating system, such as unused user accounts, unnecessary open ports/open shares, multiple rogue devices interacting with your system, dangerously exposed script configurations, and servers permitting inclusion of harmful protocols or incorrect privileges on critical system files.
Aside from misconfigurations discovered by vulnerability assessments performed on your networks, assessments may also detect security weaknesses within the hardware and software your organization relies on. Devices using default passwords, nonessential operations running on several devices, the use of dangerous, peer-to-peer applications, and third-party applications known for being vulnerable to exploits or attacks are just a few of potentially thousands of security risks affecting software and hardware components.
What is usually included in a Risk and Vulnerability Management report?
- Introduction information/any applicable background data essential to the validity of the report.
- Management/executive abstract;
- Objectives of the assessment;
- Scope of the assessment;
- Assumptions, hypotheses and limitations of the assessment;
- Resources, tools and methods used to complete the assessment;
- System description, including network diagrams, blueprints and flowcharts;
- Security requirements needed to optimize elimination of vulnerabilities and risks;
- Comprehensive outline of findings, insights and recommendations to reinforce penetration testing results;
- Vulnerability test and risk assessment results (identified threats, vulnerabilities and available assets;
- Answer the question: What is the likelihood of the system suffering a breach?
Vulnerability Management or vulnerability assessment is an operational risk process that manages risks associated with existing assets and could be extended in a mature organization to include security testing.
Vulnerability assessments identify, quantify and rank a system’s detected vulnerabilities. A wide variety of systems demand regular vulnerability assessments by professional security specialists, such as information technology, energy/water, banking/financial institutions and transportation/communication systems. Steps taken to complete a risk and/or vulnerability assessment should include:
- Cataloguing resources, capabilities and assets in systems.
- Assigning rank order to resources.
- Identifying potential risk/threats and vulnerabilities to each resource.
- Eliminating or at least mitigating the most dangerous vulnerabilities possibly impacting valuable resources.
Network attacks by hackers are generally successful due to inferior patch management, uneducated end users, shaky security policies and splintery passwords. Consequently, it is essential that organizations receive vulnerability assessments prior to risk assessments to repair existing vulnerabilities.
Vulnerability assessments capably identify granular weaknesses and rank them according to their technical acuteness. These types of assessments will also single out individual vulnerabilities multiple times, recommend several upgrades/patches, or determine whether one security solution would address all vulnerabilities.
Opticca Security’s team can deliver Vulnerability Management that focus on “Known Vulnerabilities” in order to be PCI compliant.
Risk Management is the decision making process that management uses as part of governance, accountability and responsibilities. It can be integrated into operational processes to help manager make the best decisions based on the level of risk associated with the changes they want to make.
Enterprise Risk Management addresses risks in 5 key areas: