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Informative Article | Computer Technology | India | Volume 12 Issue 11, November 2023
Identifying Vulnerability and Mitigation
Aryan Agarwal | Kamaldeep Singh
Abstract: Identifying vulnerabilities in network systems is essential for maintaining the security and integrity of the network. Vulnerabilities are weaknesses in the network infrastructure that can be exploited by attackers to gain unauthorized access or perform malicious actions. These vulnerabilities can be found in hardware, software, or configuration settings. One way to identify vulnerabilities in network systems is through vulnerability scanning. This is a process where specialized software is used to scan the network for known vulnerabilities. The software looks for specific patterns or configurations that indicate a vulnerability and then generates a report detailing the findings. This process is usually automated and can be run on a regular schedule. Another way to identify vulnerabilities in network systems is through penetration testing. This is a simulated attack on the network where a team of security experts attempt to exploit known vulnerabilities in order to gain unauthorized access. The goal of penetration testing is to identify vulnerabilities that may have been missed by vulnerability scanning and to assess the effectiveness of the network's security measures. Vulnerability management is the process of identifying, prioritizing, and mitigating vulnerabilities in a network system. A vulnerability management program should include regular vulnerability scanning, penetration testing, and the implementation of security patches and updates. Additionally, this process should be continuous, to ensure that new vulnerabilities are detected and addressed as soon as possible.
Keywords: Vulnerability, Mitigation
Edition: Volume 12 Issue 11, November 2023,
Pages: 1212 - 1215