As the IT Scenario is changing, it is opening up new internet security challenges being faced by many organizations. Conducting business transactions over the internet (online) has always been a risk. It’s a world of unforeseen traps, with vulnerabilities and threats manifesting themselves in the least expected place, at the least expected hour.These challenges are required to be addressed by framing appropriate security policies, application of the controls and regular review & monitoring of the controls to ensure organization’s information in protected.The VAPT audits need to be carried out periodically to ensure compliance to the set policy, the controls and adequacy of these controls to address all types of threats.
Vulnerability Assessment and Penetration Testing (VAPT) are two types of testing. The tests have different strengths and are often combined to achieve a more complete vulnerability analysis. In short, Vulnerability Assessment Penetration Testing and perform two different tasks, usually with different results, within the same area of focus.
Vulnerability Assessment is a process of identifying, quantifying, and prioritizing vulnerabilities in a system. A vulnerability refers to the inability of the system to withstand the effects of a hostile environment.
Penetration Tests are a method of evaluating computer and network security simulating attacks on a computer system or network from external and internal threats. They are usually defined by a given test objective