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vulnerability analysis

The term vulnerability analysis is used in corporate policy to assess the performance and competitiveness of a company, but also in information security

to detect vulnerabilities. Vulnerability analysis focuses on the capabilities

thathackers have to penetrate a system. The purpose of vulnerability analysis is to discover weaknesses in the IT infrastructure and to fix them by means of vulnerability management

. Typically, vulnerability assessments are performedwith penetration testing

, vulnerability scanning, or side-channel analysis. Vulnerability assessments can be performed by professional security experts and companies as Hacking as a Service (HaaS), but they can also be performed by white-hats, which are hackers who simply spy on the vulnerabilities and report them to the company or organization, but do not use them to their advantage.

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Englisch: vulnerability analysis
Updated at: 28.01.2020
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