Vulnerability scanning is the action of performing a series of non-intrusive tests on the network to detect possible security and privacy breaches within the infrastructure. Unlike a penetration test, which is often intrusive, a vulnerability test consists of a series of passive activities. These types should be part of the organization’s security policy and have a proactive nature. This means that they should be performed before an attacker tries to access the network.
Some of the activities that are part of a vulnerability test include the following:
- Identify network devices (platform, model, interfaces, capacity)
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