Cyber Security Vulnerability Assessment

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  • Vulnerability analysis is the next phase of Ethical hacking to identify the security holes or vulnerabilities in your system or network.
  • A vulnerability assessment is a process of defining, identifying, classifying and prioritizing vulnerabilities in systems, network infrastructures, and applications
  • Types:
    • Active assessments : Which is the process to send request to the live network directly.
    •  Passive assessments : Which is the process discover vulnerabilities, open ports, and etc. without sending request the target hosts.
    • External assessments : Here hackers use techniques to find vulnerabilities of system from outside.
    •  Internal assessments : Here hackers use techniques to find vulnerabilities of system from internally.

Vulnerability Assessment Life-Cycle

Vulnerability Analysis: Tools

  • Nexpose
  •  Tripwire IP360
  •  Nessus Retina Network Security Scanner
  •  OpenVAS
  •  GFI LanGuard
  •  Qualys Freescan
  • Aircrack
  • Nikto Web Vulnerability Scanner
  •  Wireshark
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