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vulnerability analysis

The term vulnerability analysis is used in corporate policy to assess a company's performance and competitiveness, but it is also used in information security to detect vulnerabilities.

Vulnerability analysis focuses on the capabilities hackers have to penetrate a system. The purpose of vulnerability analysis is to uncover weaknesses in the IT infrastructure and fix them by means of vulnerability management. As a rule , vulnerability analyses are performed with penetration tests, with vulnerability scanners or with side- channel analyses.

Vulnerability analyses can be performed by professional security experts and companies as Hacking as a Service( HaaS), but also by white-hats, which are hackers who merely spy out the security holes and communicate them to the company or organization, but do not use them to their advantage.

Englisch: vulnerability analysis
Updated at: 28.01.2020
#Words: 123
Links: vulnerability, policy, performance, information security (INFOSEC), system
Translations: DE

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