Chapter 5. Vulnerability Assessment: Step Two


In the preceding chapter, we talked about the boring but necessary first steps of conducting a vulnerability assessment. This chapter will expand on that and move into the more enjoyable steps of actually identifying and confirming vulnerable systems. This is a appropriate topic, because now is the perfect time to demonstrate why a good VA program is required: as we were putting together this chapter, the information technology (IT) world was scrambling to deal with a new form of malware that was ...

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