Overview

Vulnerability analysis, also known as vulnerability assessment, is a process that defines, identifies, and classifies the security holes (vulnerabilities) in a computer, network, or communications infrastructure. In addition, vulnerability analysis can forecast the effectiveness of proposed countermeasures and evaluate their actual effectiveness after they are put into use.

Vulnerability analysis steps
Vulnerability Analysis benefits
  • Defining and classifying network or system resources
  • Assigning relative levels of importance to the resources
  • Identifying potential threats to each resource
  • Developing a strategy to deal with the most serious potential problems first
  • Defining and implementing ways to minimize the consequences if an attack occurs.
  • Identify Weaknesses in Security Systems
  • Prioritize Resource Allocation
  • Regular System Checks
  • Keep Pace with Expanding Threats
  • Fulfill Regulatory Requirements