Over 23,000 new software vulnerabilities were identified and publicly published in 2020 alone. Numbers like this no longer raise eyebrows in the cyber security industry, as astounding as they may appear to the uninformed. Although no organization is likely to be targeted by all 23,000, it just takes one to inflict tremendous havoc.
If you’re wondering how likely you are to be harmed by one of these flaws, an IBM study found that scanning for and exploiting vulnerabilities will be the most common attack vector in 2020 (35 percent of attacks), surpassing phishing attacks.
Hence, this paper explains the importance and purpose of a Vulnerability Assessment in order to prepare your company from common attacks.