Types of Security Assessments
Your organization can use different types of security assessments to verify its level of security on network resources. You must choose the method that best suits the requirements of your situation. Each type of security assessment requires that the people conducting the assessment have different skills. Consequently, you must be sure that the people—whether they are employees or external security experts—have extensive experience with the type of assessment you are interested in.
Vulnerability scanning is the most basic type of security assessment. Vulnerability scanning assesses a network for potential security weaknesses that are well known and well understood. Vulnerability scanning is ...