Vulnerability Assessment FAQs
A vulnerability assessment is a method of searching for and identifying security flaws in a network or communications infrastructure, which is prioritised by their risk factor and is followed by a provision of guidelines for effective countermeasures.
Vulnerability evaluations can be carried out by a third-party contractor to ensure that there is no bias in the testing and investments are utilised efficiently. Additionally, your vulnerability scan will be carried out by technical experts who are up to date on the latest developments in cybercriminal activity and are familiar with international and industry standards.
Regular vulnerability assessments (VAs) will assist you in understanding structural vulnerabilities in your IT infrastructure and protecting properties. A thorough VA offers detailed information about your digital properties, general threats, and security vulnerabilities, effectively reducing the likelihood of cyberattacks.
Vulnerability assessments look for known vulnerabilities in your systems and report potential exposures. However, penetration testing aims to exploit weaknesses in your IT framework to test the extent to which a threat actor could gain access into your systems.
The cost of a vulnerability assessment will depend on the size of the network. In our experience, most companies looking to undertake a vulnerability assessment can require 1-2 days for small networks, and between 7-10 days of testing and consulting for a larger network. There are other factors to consider that affect the price, including any regulatory or legal requirements affecting your industry which reflects into the price.
In our experience, a vulnerability assessment can take anywhere between 7-10 business days to complete, depending on the size of your organisation’s network. When less testing is required, or if testing is focused on a single network, system or process, testing can be completed in 1-2 business days.