MANAGED VULNERABILITY SCANNING

Our managed vulnerability scanning service helps you to identify new vulnerabilities and misconfigurations across your networks and applications. This is a fundamental component to security testing program ensuring continuous checks to help remediate security risks. 

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What is vulnerability scanning?

The purpose of vulnerability scanning is to identify security vulnerabilities affecting an organisation. It provides input to the risk assessment process where vulnerabilities are assessed and categorised in terms of actual risk to the organisation. 

Vulnerability scanning is a vital component of a cyber security testing program offering constant identification of new vulnerabilities in IT systems. The issues discovered are presented in easy to understand formats with actionable guidance. This input is essential to quantify and categorise risks before approaching risk remediation.

Fully managed service scanning offers constant checking and our consultants expertise offers a handy approach to tactical risk remediation rather than getting consumed by lengthy reports and volumes of scan data. 

Vulnerability Scanning Process

What is Managed Vulnerability Scanning process?

The main objective of managed vulnerability scanning is to provide constant insight into vulnerabilities and misconfigurations on an ongoing basis. Vulnerability assessment is a component of vulnerability management that is a time-limited exercise aimed at finding vulnerabilities in your environment. Vulnerability scan and management is an ongoing process that is more comprehensive and aimed at continuous identification and security vulnerabilities.

The vulnerability scanning tools consist of thousands of checks and signatures used to probe open ports, services, collect information and discover vulnerabilities that threat actors could use. The presence of false positives is a downside to this process, whoever, taken care of by adding human edge to the process where all issues are manually checked against the targets in scope. Issues range from simple information leakage to broken access controls or a lack of important patches. 

Vulnerability scanners are broadly divided into two main categories, i.e. Network vulnerability scanners and Web application vulnerability scanners. This vulnerability scanner identifies issues related to services in an internal network (inside a perimeter) or over the internet (external) across operating systems and services. An internal vulnerability could be exposure of database to the entire company, an open share, etc. A web application vulnerability scanner conducts a vulnerability scan across the application components such as checking against OWASP Top 10 application and API security issues. 

The process of vulnerability scans is the one that takes in all your known vulnerabilities and feeds them into the risk remediation process, making it an effective way to assess risks for a business. When you make the mistake of buying vulnerability scans disguised as assessments, they’re not really a vulnerability scan in your business context – they’re only running automated tools, providing scan results with no expertise or insight on how these could affect us if they were exploited by cybercriminals.

Vulnerabilities identified by our scanning service

Why Cyphere Managed Vulnerability Scanning?

A fully managed vulnerability scanning service to reduce your attack surface

Cyphere's approach to vulnerability scanning service

DISCOVER

This is essentially an asset discovery and classification phase. Today environments are complex and contain a variety of IT systems, devices, smart devices. What you can’t see, you won’t think about protecting those assets. It is just as simple. Asset discovery and classification are part of conducting continuous vulnerability scans efficiently.

ASSESS

Continuous vulnerability assessment provides you with a clear picture of your environment. A thorough vulnerability scan must be planned strategically including vulnerability scanning tools including vulnerability scanner, internal vulnerability categorisation (types of vulnerability) process. This should not be left with a point and click scan functionality to ensure it reflects the accuracy and consistent input to the next phase. Therefore, a balance of cyber security needs and business needs must be taken into account before big decisions.

ANALYSE

Large amounts of data can be overwhelming for a vulnerability management program. Forget risk remediation, you may not be able to verify the output data to confirm the high-risk issues affecting your environment. Just like tactical patch management, analysis of the security holes and risk focussed prioritization is the key here.

FIX

Remediation of security vulnerabilities is what every organisation wants completed before threat actors exploit them. Based on the prioritization performed in the previous phase, it is important to close all those tickets to ensure ‘the known issues’ are not gateways for attackers success. Patching must be prioritised in line with risk focussed approach. However, this involves a number of other internal challenges such as identification and closing vulnerabilities with asset owners to call this process a success. 

VERIFY

The validation phase involves the verification of fixes with supporting technical data. This status is fed into the relevant KPIs/dashboards to ensure business risk is decreased.

Our Penetration Testing and Cyber Security Services

Network & Infrastructure Penetration Testing

  • Protect your business against evolving network & infrastructure threats
  • Check services, patching, passwords, configurations & hardening issues
  • Internal, external, network segregation & device reviews
  • PCI DSS, ISO 27001, GDPR Compliance support
  • Helps shape IT strategy & investments

Web Application & API Pen Testing

  • Assess real-world threats to web applications
  • Validate secure design best practices against OWASP Top 10
  • Timely check to avoid common pitfalls during development
  • Ensure strong authentication, authorisation, encryption mechanisms
  • Find loopholes to avoid data leakage or theft

Mobile Penetration Testing

  • Assess real-world mobile app security vulnerabilities
  • Validate secure design & configuration best practices
  • Increased flexibility and productivity of users through secure mobile offerings
  • Ensure strong mobile app authentication, authorisation, encryption mechanisms
  • Find mobile app or device loopholes to avoid data leakage or theft
  • PCI DSS, ISO 27001, Compliance Support

Cloud Penetration Testing

  • Better visibility on cloud process aligning
  • Secure validation of internal and third party integrations
  • Support ever changing regulatory/compliance requirements
  • Ensure strong authentication, authorisation, encryption mechanisms
  • Demonstrate data security commitment
  • Less is more – reduced costs, servers and staff

Digital Attack Surface Analysis

  • Attack surface analysis to identify high risk areas and blind spots
  • Improve your security team’s efficiency
  • Streamline your IT spends
  • Lower Risks and Likelihood of Data Breaches

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