CHAPTER 11

Vulnerability Control

In this chapter, you will learn:

•   About discovering vulnerabilities

•   Strategies to manage vulnerabilities

•   Different types of web vulnerabilities

A vulnerability is a weakness within a system or network, and enterprises develop processes and programs around managing them. Vulnerability mitigation can be handled through the use of different systems or processes, so even though a vulnerability has been identified, something else may be in place to keep the vulnerability from being exploited.

It’s worth knowing what the potential of a vulnerability is, however, and then evaluating the probability of the vulnerability being exploited. Vulnerability scanners are often used as part of a Threat and Vulnerability ...

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