Information Security best practice standards such as PCI DSS require organisations to perform regular technical security assessments of their internet facing IT systems. Carrying out these assessments helps to identify gaps in your network security that could be exploited by malicious attackers.
Vulnerabilities can occur due to upgrades, changes to your systems or simply by new system bugs being discovered. Once these vulnerabilities exist on your information systems, they can be exploited to compromise the data held on it.
Because security vulnerabilities can enable hackers to access IT systems and applications, it is essential for organisations of all sizes to identify and remediate weaknesses before they can be exploited. A comprehensive vulnerability assessment along with practical remedial actions, can help you improve the security of your systems and minimise the chance of future cyber attacks