well-developed Cybersecurity Solution Assessments, conducted on a regular and ongoing basis, offers businesses with an insight-and fact-based view on the threats and opportunities related to cybersecurity. These assessments also help businesses in identifying and addressing emerging threats.
The goal of a cybersecurity solution assessment is to identify security issues that are most likely to arise in the future, which require immediate attention and action. While this process has been used for many years to assess and recommend solutions for a wide variety of risks, it is only in the last decade that this has been applied to protect networks. Most of the information security vulnerabilities that need to be addressed are those related to the networks in use today. These include vulnerabilities in software, hardware, systems and the human factor, such as human error, and these can also be categorized into two main groups, namely:
A common vulnerability is a problem that may affect any computer, irrespective of whether it is running a system software or is connected to the internet. These problems are classified as being “general” moderate” vulnerabilities. General vulnerabilities refer to a situation in which a compromise of network infrastructure will allow access to many different types of network systems, including those used by third parties.
Moderate vulnerabilities refer to situations in which an attacker may gain access to network resources but is still limited. This kind of threat is usually caused by security holes that are found during the penetration process. However, in some cases, such holes may also exist because a software product is not up-to-date or because it is vulnerable to a common security hole.
In addition to these general vulnerabilities, a cybersecurity solution assessment can also focus on specific threats that are related to networks, servers, or programs. In many cases, these may be identified as being caused by a single flaw in the network infrastructure of a particular product or may even be caused by the failure of a piece of software. In some cases, a software product may fail in various ways, including causing a system crash or the loss of valuable data or may have to be uninstalled due to a bug that affects its ability to communicate with other parts of its infrastructure.
Any specific cybersecurity threat, while difficult to prevent, can still be remedied if the right steps are taken at the right time. With a large enough knowledge base about the threat, the appropriate steps can be taken to limit its effect and make it harder to carry out.