Asses the real risk of discovered vulnerabilities
Vulnerability scanning is widely used as a cost-effective way to automate scalable vulnerability discovery identifying security issues in an organization’s security program. Scanning can be utilized for patch management, hardening procedures, and the Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC). In order to be effective, it’s imperative to start with an accurate asset inventory to ensure you have the coverage and accuracy required to mitigate risks reducing your attack surface. With automated vulnerability scanning, you are left with a list of vulnerabilities you have to manually check. When combined with manual penetration testing, you have broader and more in-depth coverage.