How does a network vulnerability assessment fit into the risk assessment process previously discussed? The network vulnerability assessment is a tool that looks at the existing security program and analyzes it to see if it meets the organization’s needs. The network vulnerability assessment seeks to answer the following questions:
What are the organization’s most important assets?
Should more or fewer security countermeasures be implemented to protect them?
What is the organization’s true security posture?
What would be the effect of a security breach?
Network vulnerability assessments are also known as vulnerability testing, network evaluations, red-team exercises, penetration ...