Sunday, May 6, 2012

Vulnerability Assessment - Information Assurance Tools Report

This Report focuses on vulnerability assessment tools, which this Report defines as: automated tools the primary purpose of which is to:  

- Proactively detect vulnerabilities in elements of deployable or deployed information systems and/or networks before those vulnerabilities are exploited (by contrast with tools that are used to forensically analyze such systems/networks after an intrusion or compromise);  

- Analyze all detected vulnerabilities to assess their potential impact on the security posture of the system/network element in which the vulnerabilities are found, and quantify the level of risk that impact poses on the overall system/network. 

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