Vulnerability Assessment and Penetration Testing are two different testing methods, which would be often mistakenly used in an interchangeable manner. These testing techniques are utilized in different scenarios based on the entity’s requirements.
What are Vulnerability Assessment and Penetration Testing?
Vulnerability Assessment can be defined as a process to detect and measure security vulnerabilities in a system or overall technology environment. It uses automated testing tools, reveals weaknesses and defines the required mitigation procedures to eliminate the weak points identified or reduce the same to an acceptable risk level.
Penetration Testing can be defined as a process to identify unknown vulnerabilities, not limited solely to software or hardware flaws, through simulating the hacker techniques to penetrate the entity’s network or system or gaining unauthorized access through exploitation of weaknesses.
Why do business entities need to perform Vulnerability Assessment and Penetration Testing?
The business entity’s IT systems are vulnerable to several risks and attacks. Such attacks can be implemented from outside or inside the entity. Vulnerability Assessment and Penetration Testing help businesses identify their weaknesses and hence reduce costs of security investment.
What is the added value to business entities from Vulnerability Assessment and penetration Testing?
- Identify vulnerabilities and how far the entity is vulnerable.
- Identify the potential threats that can exploit these vulnerabilities.
- Verify the effectiveness of security measures and protection.
- Maintain the business continuity.
What are the services offered by Baker Tilly?
- Vulnerability assessment.
- Penetration Test.