As the IT Scenario is changing, it is opening up new internet security challenges being faced by many organizations. Conducting business transactions over the internet (online) has always been a risk. It’s a world of unforeseen traps, with vulnerabilities and threats manifesting themselves in the least expected place, at the least expected hour.
These challenges are required to be addressed by framing appropriate security policies, application of the controls and regular review & monitoring of the controls to ensure organization’s information in protected. The VAPT audits need to be carried out periodically to ensure compliance to the set policy, the controls and adequacy of these controls to address all types of threats.
The test have different strengths and are often combined to achieve a more complete vulnerability analysis . In short, Penetration testing and vulnerability assessment perform two different task, usually with different results, within the same area of focus.