Vulnerability Assessment for your Infrastructure

By Adeyemi Olofa   |   Mar 27 2023

Vulnerability Scan for your Infrastructure

A vulnerability scan is an inspection of the potential points of exploit on a computer or network to identify security holes. It is akin to medical checkup one does to certify a clean bill of health. It is an automated process that identifies an organization’s cybersecurity weaknesses, potential harmful vulnerabilities in hardware and software so that one can remediate processes to de-risk or ensure network security.

There are two main types of vulnerability scan: unauthenticated and authenticated.

  • Unauthenticated scans are conducted without any
    credentials and as such can only provide limited information about potential vulnerabilities. This type of scan helps identify low-hanging fruit such as unpatched systems or open ports.
  • Authenticated scans, on the other hand, are conducted with administrative credentials. This allows the scanning tool to provide much more comprehensive information about potential vulnerabilities, including those that may not be easily exploitable.

Why are vulnerability scans important?

Criminal hackers use automated tools to identify and exploit known vulnerabilities and access unsecured systems, networks or data.

Save Time and Money by avoiding hacks: According to IBM, Data breaches can cost a company up to $4.35m. The cost of security system issues, compliance failures, a third-party involvement can add up for a company.

Prioritize and visualize infrastructure vulnerabilities: vulnerability scanning can show a company  where their vulnerabilities  are and offer  support in fixing them. A company can decide where the software should be focused based on importance

Vulnerability Assessment Service with Techspecialist

Organizations regularly test their networks to confirm that there are no weak spots—vulnerabilities—that could be used to enter the network, take over computers and steal information. In fact, it’s considered a “best practice” to conduct such vulnerability testing twice a year. Techspecialist Consulting Limited can do this for you.

What’s Involved

Techspecialist uses a tool that scans a list of all external IP addresses, provided by the customer. The tool looks for common weaknesses associated with the devices at those IP addresses and saves its results in a log. Examples of weaknesses include executable files that have not been updated and passwords that have not been changed from their default settings. It also scans web applications for vulnerabilities to exploits such as SQL injections and cross-site scripting.

Techspecialist can go beyond traditional scanning, and attempt to exploit the weaknesses that are uncovered. This step takes vulnerability scanning beyond identification of potential threats, to include confirmation of which threats are real and require immediate remediation.

What Do I Get?

Once the scan is completed, we produce a report for the customer that includes:

  • Details of devices scanned and vulnerabilities found
  • A list of vulnerabilities, sorted by priority, along with an explanation of the potential security risk of each vulnerability
  • A management summary of the scan results with recommended remedial action

What’s the Benefit?

The first benefit of vulnerability testing is knowledge: now you know the state of your network. You can’t fix what you don’t know is broken!

The second benefit is sometimes equally important: now you can demonstrate that your network is secure. Organizations frequently undergo audits or compliance reviews, and it’s common for an auditor to ask for evidence that your network is secure. Now you have it!

Does this look like a service your organization needs? Reach out to us via email on or call us on 092911443.

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