Vulnerability Assessment and Penetration Testing (VAPT) is a comprehensive security testing approach that combines both vulnerability assessment and penetration testing. VAPT is used to identify and address cyber security vulnerabilities in an organization’s IT infrastructure.
The vulnerability assessment phase of VAPT involves scanning the organization’s IT infrastructure for known vulnerabilities. This can be done using automated tools or manual methods. The penetration testing phase of VAPT involves simulating an attack on the organization’s IT infrastructure to identify vulnerabilities that may not be detected by vulnerability scanning.
The first step in a vulnerability assessment is to scope the project. This involves defining the scope of the assessment, including the systems or applications that will be assessed, the types of vulnerabilities that will be looked for, and the level of detail that will be included in the report.
The next step is to discover the vulnerabilities in the system or application. In order to accomplish this, a variety of methods can be used, including:
- Checking for known vulnerabilities in the system or application
- Manually reviewing the code or configuration of the system or application
- Conducting penetration testing
Once the vulnerabilities have been discovered, they need to be assessed. This involves determining the severity of the vulnerabilities, the likelihood that they will be exploited, and the impact that they would have if they were exploited.
The results of the vulnerability assessment should be documented in a report. The report should include a summary of the findings, a list of the vulnerabilities, and recommendations for remediation.
The final step in a vulnerability assessment is to remediate the vulnerabilities. This involves fixing the security weaknesses that were identified in the assessment.
Gladius & Schild offers ongoing support to help organizations to implement the recommendations in the red teaming report. This support can include:
- Assistance with remediation
- Training on security best practices
- Ongoing monitoring for new vulnerabilities
Solutions & Result
A vulnerability assessment can help organizations to:
- Identify and fix security weaknesses
- Reduce the risk of cyberattacks
- Improve their overall security posture
Gladius & Schild has a team of experienced security professionals who can help you to conduct a comprehensive vulnerability assessment. We will work with you to scope the project, discover the vulnerabilities, assess their severity, and generate a report with recommendations for remediation. We also offer ongoing support to help you to implement the recommendations and improve your overall security posture.