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Here is a list of typical questions which are in the minds of those who wish to leverage our services. If you see more information, feel free to contact us.

What are vulnerability, threat and risk?

Vulnerability is a weakness or flaw in the organization which a malicious hacker can exploit to compromise the integrity, confidentiality and availability of the product or information. Examples of common vulnerabilities are:

  • System IDs of terminated employees not removed from system
  • New patches not applied to system
  • Use of week and default passwords

Threat is anything that has the potential to cause a serious harm to a computer system or to an organization. It can also be described as anything that would contribute to the tampering, destruction or interruption of any service or item of value. According to NIST, threat is the potential for a threat source to exercise (accidentally trigger or intentionally exploit) a specific vulnerability. Threat sources can be natural, human, or environmental.

Examples of threats are:

  • Hackers
  • Non technical staff
  • Floods
  • Viruses
  • Fire

According to NIST, Risk is a function of the likelihood of a given threat-source's exercising a particular potential vulnerability, and the resulting impact of that adverse event on the organization. Risk is a combination of threat and vulnerability.

In order to determine the likelihood of a future adverse event, threats to an IT system along with the potential vulnerabilities and the controls in place for the IT system must be analyzed. Impact refers to the magnitude of harm that could be caused by a threat's exercise of vulnerability.

Why VAPT is done?

Difference between vulnerability scan & penetration testing?

How VAPT is done?

Examples of what could be found out in a network VAPT?

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